1 of 4 DU students accused of 'stalking' Smriti Irani apologises to the minister

The incident took place on Saturday evening.

Delhi Police on Sunday morning formally arrested the four Delhi University students who were detained last night for tailing union minister Smriti Irani's car. The four were later released on bail after being charged for stalking and insulting the modesty of a woman.

News agency ANI reported that one of the four accused tendered an apology to the union minister.

Earlier in the day, First Information Report has been filed against the four boys, who are between 18 and 19 years old, under Indian Penal Code sections 154D (stalking) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman).

The four belong to Delhi's Ram Lal College and were detained last night after Irani called the Delhi Police control room to lodge a complaint about her car being followed by the four youngsters.

The accused were in a car of their own and news agency ANI reported early Sunday morning that police had confirmed the presence of alcohol in their blood.

The four had gone to attend a friend's birthday party and on the way they started following Irani, a police official said.

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