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Man makes ‘lewd gesture’ at undercover woman cop at Delhi airport, gets arrested

A man from Punjab, who was on way to New York, was arrested for making a lewd gesture at a woman CISF cop posted on duty in plain clothes. The man was arrested and preliminary investigations found that he was drunk.

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2017 14:29 IST
Faizan Haidar
The passenger, who was in his fifties, tried to make a lewd gesture at a woman constable in plain clothes and was arrested.
The passenger, who was in his fifties, tried to make a lewd gesture at a woman constable in plain clothes and was arrested. (HT FILE)

Uniformed or not, getting fresh with a woman is sure to land you in the soup, and a man from Punjab learned this the hard way.

The man, in his fifties, was arrested at the Delhi airport for making a lewd gesture at a woman, who turned out to be a CISF constable. She was on duty in plain clothes and had been posted to keep an eye out for suspicious passengers at Terminal 3.

The incident took place on the night of June 27, when the passenger from Punjab reached the check-in area to board his Kuwait Airways flight. “At around 2am, the passenger approached a help desk near check-in counters of the airlines. He casually approached our woman constable who was in plain clothes. He started chatting with her and soon, he started misbehaving. He even made a lewd gesture,” said a senior officer of Central industrial Security Force, that manages security at Delhi and other airports.

The woman constable caught him and called her seniors and got him arrested.

After preliminary investigation the police said that the man was drunk.

“Based on a complaint by the woman constable, a case under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC was registered against him. The accused arrested was in a drunk state and was departing for New York through Kuwait Airways. The CCTV footage of the incident was procured and investigation is in progress,” a senior police official said.

The CISF said that they have deployed women in plain clothes in the terminal to check suspicious passengers as well as cases of women harassment.

“There have been few cases earlier and we have our staff deployed in plain clothes for the security of the terminal. The passengers are being watched,” the official added.