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UP: FIR against college professor after viral sexual harassment video

Jaunpur: An FIR was lodged against a college professor, a day after a video of him speaking indecently to a girl student went viral on social media, police said.

However, Pradeep Singh, who teaches ancient history at T D College, denied any wrongdoing.

Students of T D College had created a ruckus on Friday after the video, in which Pradeep Singh is purportedly seen asking for sexual favours from the girl in lieu of ensuring that she clears the B.Ed-TET examination, came to light.

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The FIR against Pradeep Singh has been registered at Line Bazar police station here, the officials said.

Station House Officer (SHO) Sanjay Verma said, “Professor Pradeep Singh of T D College here was seen talking in an indecent manner to an unidentified girl student. Following a preliminary inquiry, an FIR has been lodged against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.”

T D College Principal Alok Singh told reporters that a notice was issued to Pradeep Singh on Friday, seeking his response on the matter.

In his response, the professor denied wrongdoing and claimed it was a doctored video, the principal said.

“The response has been submitted to the management committee of the college for further action,” he said.

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