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May 22, 2011 at 09:19am IST

JNU student arrested over sex scandal

New Delhi: The prime accused in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) MMS scandal has been arrested. The accused, 22-year-old Janardan Kumar had allegedly recorded a video-clip involving himself and a girl he shared an intimate relationship with.

He had then allegedly circulated the video after their relationship strained. Authorities had expelled Janardan and another fellow mate earlier this year after the incident came to light.

DCP (South), Chhaya Sharma said, "This case was registered and further investigation have led to now the arrest of Janardan who had gone to a place called Nawada in Bihar and was running a coaching center there."

As police launched its investigation, they found that Kumar had intimate relations with the girl whom he knew for some years, and had recorded an obscene video clipping involving the two.

The videography was then converted into a video file with the help of his friend Balbir and circulated in the campus when Kumar's relations with the girl had strained.

Police said further investigation is on to recover the laptop, camera and other accessories used in the incident.

Following the JNU internal inquiry, Kumar and Balbir were expelled while another student Rahul, whose room was used in the episode, was suspended in February.

JNU also filed an official complaint with the police while submitting a report of their own inquiry.

(With additional information from PTI)