A professor of Jadavpur University, accused by a researcher of attempting to rape her, has surrendered before a court in Kolkata, following which he was arrested, police said.
He was remanded in police custody till August 6 when he was produced before the city court on July 29, a senior police officer said.
Based on a complaint lodged by the woman at Jadavpur police station, a case was registered against the professor of international relations department of the university on June 25.
The complainant alleged that the accused had attempted to rape her in his quarters on the JU campus in June.
Adding that the professor was debarred from entering the university premises after the allegations surfaced.
Hablu Sekh, 43, a resident of Murshidabad, was arrested from Strand Road after one country-made gun, 250 pieces of live 8mm cartridges and 20 pieces of fake Rs 500 Indian currency notes were seized from him. He will be produced in court on Monday.