Filmed in chang­ing room at GK shop, claims woman

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Delhi Po­lice reg­is­tered an FIR against the owner of a shop in Greater Kailash I af­ter a woman com­plained that she was filmed on CCTV in­side the store’s chang­ing room. The case was reg­is­tered at the GK-I po­lice sta­tion.

The 27-year-old woman told the cops that she was shop­ping for lin­gerie and had gone into the store in M Block mar­ket on Au­gust 31 around af­ter­noon. There were no oth­ers in the shop apart from the 4-5 shop staff. Af­ter check­ing out var­i­ous items, the woman wanted to try on some and was di­rected to a room at the back of the shop where the owner was sit­ting.

The woman said that she tried on dif­fer­ent sets in the 10 min­utes she spent there be­fore the woman staffer ur

The woman said when she was asked to shift to an­other chang­ing room, she no­ticed a CCTV cam­era fo­cused on the spot where she was try­ing out the items

gen­tly knocked on the door and re­quested her to move to an­other room. “I was half clothed then, but she in­sisted that I step out and go to the ad­ja­cent chang­ing room. I man­aged to pull on some clothes and walked to the other room when I no­ticed a CCTV cam­era fo­cused on the spot where I had been try­ing out the items,” she said.

The woman con­fronted the shop owner, who took the mat­ter ca­su­ally. When she asked him to delete the footage, he said he did not know how to op­er­ate the cam­era. The shopper raised a hue and cry, and the man called his son, who fid­dled with the de­vice and said the footage was deleted.

“I felt shocked and vi­o­lated and left the shop. Af­ter gain­ing some com­po­sure, I re­turned and de­manded that the owner run the footage to con­firm the clip had been deleted. I also de­manded a writ­ten apology,” the woman said. “But the man had roped in other shop own­ers by then. I was alone and was asked to ac­cept an apology.”

Later she called the cops and a team from the GK po­lice sta­tion reached the spot.

They seized the cam­era and footage. An FIR un­der IPC Sec­tion 354 C (voyeurism) was reg­is­tered on Septem­ber 3 af­ter an in­quiry and the ques­tion­ing of the em­ploy­ees and owner. Po­lice said ar­rests would be made once cul­pa­bil­ity was es­tab­lished.

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