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JNU rape case: Survivor's drink not spiked, says her lawyer
The JNU rape case survivor's drink was not spiked, her advocate has claimed. Advocate Vrinda Grover, representing the survivor in the case has written a letter to the SHO Vasant Kunj (North) police station asking him to clarify the false details reported by the media.
Grover has made it clear in his letter that nowhere in the FIR has the complainant mentioned that the accused had drugged her or had spiked her drink.

He has also accused the police of 'selective leaking of information that compromises the identity and privacy of the complainant'.

A copy of the letter has also been sent to the Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal, Commissioner of Delhi Police and senior officials of JNU.

On the day the complaint was registered, the police had given statements to the media that, in her complaint, the survivor alleged that the accused had spiked her drink that had made her unconscious and he raped her later.

The survivor's lawyer has also claimed that such misleading statements about the case are disturbing the survivor and her family.

"The complainant and her family are extremely disturbed and distressed by this distorted, false and misleading reportage of the case," the letter stated.

"The uniformity in the distortions and lies published by all newspapers indicates that they are all receiving information about the case from a common source," the lawyer has added.

She also expressed surprise at the police not clarifying the false information reported by the media. As the police was obliged to clarify the facts of the case.

Grover also wrote in her letter that details about the survivor such as her age, her course and the details on how she came in contact with accused Anmol Ratan were "brazen violation of the law and constitute a penal offence under Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code".

"You are also aware that Section-228A of the IPC, imposes a statutory bar on the disclosure of the name or any other identifier that would in any way disclose the identity of the victim of sexual violence and disclosure of the same is a cognizable offence. The leaking of this information to the media is not only illegal but is also causing severe harm and suffering to the complainant," Grover has written in her letter.

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