23-year-old man held for mo­lest­ing women at sta­tions

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A 23-year-old man from Kopar Khairane, who would mo­lest women at rail­way sta­tions, has been ar­rested by Vashi GRP on Satur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Su­nil Khade, a bus driver of a pri­vate school, would wait in the stair­case of rail­way sta­tions in the peak hours and would mo­lest women com­muters, tak­ing ad­van­tage of the morn­ing and evening rush.

“Just a few days ago, he mo­lested a woman. A case was lodged. Later, we re­al­ized that he had done it ear­lier too and we reg­is­tered a com­plaint against him. We then laid a trap to ar­rest him at dif­fer­ent sta­tions and de­ployed our of­fi­cials in civil dresses,” said Pramod Dhawade, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Vashi GRP.

Tak­ing help of the CCTV cam­eras in­stalled in the sta­tion, the po­lice fi­nally man­aged to ar­rest him at Kopar Khairane. He has been booked un­der sec­tion 354 (as­sault or crim­i­nal force to woman with in­tent to out­rage her mod­esty) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC). He is now in po­lice cus­tody.

“We are try­ing to find out if he has any other ac­com­plices with him. So far we have not found any crim­i­nal record of him,” he said.

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