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Fest harass probe

New Delhi, Nov. 23: The information and broadcasting ministry has constituted a three-member committee to probe the alleged sexual harassment of a student by a senior official at the ongoing international film festival in Goa.

The 25-year-old from Jawaharlal Nehru University, participating in the festival as a programmer, was allegedly harassed on November 18.

Sources said she had approached ministry officials with a written complaint.

The all-women panel includes two officials and a filmmaker. The accused official, a deputy director, has denied the charges but rendered an unconditional apology, following which the girl decided not to approach police, a ministry official said.