JNU rape case: Accused Anmol Ratan to apply for anticipatory bail

Anmol Ratan, former AISA president and JNU student accused of raping a fellow student, is likely to apply for an anticipatory bail in Patiala House court in Delhi today.

However, Delhi Police is planning to oppose his bail plea.
This comes a day after a case of sexual assault was filed against Ratan, on the basis of a complaint lodged by a 28-year-old woman.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that Ratan sexually assaulted her in his room in the Brahmaputra hostel. She said the accused offered her a copy of a movie she had been looking for and took her to his room where he gave her a drink spiked with sedatives. She told the police that he raped her when she was unconscious and later threatened her to not report the matter.
PROTESTS ERUPTFollowing the incident, protests erupted in the campus with several ABVP leaders demanding rustication of the accused and AISA activist. Since the accused is a leading face of left leaning student body AISA, ABVP, an RSS affiliate, has once again blamed Ratan’s organisation for lack of women’s security inside the university campus.
The right-wing also initiated an aggressive social media campaign against the alleged Anmol’s alleged crime under the title of “Bekhauf Azadi” (Unbridled Freedom).
Meanwhile, the AISA and other Left student organisations distanced themselves from the incident and appealed to the administration to act immediately and strictly against the accused.
Protests in JNU over student’s rape, accused AISA leader absconding

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