It was a long queue outside the men’s loo that helped 24-year-old call centre employee Peter Kevin (name changed) unearth a probable sleaze racket being run from his office — Homeland Survey Call Centre — in Pitampura, said police.
Kevin decided to visit the adjacent women’s bathroom — which his organisation allows men to use in case of an emergency — on Monday, said police. He noticed a suspicious glint in the small air freshener box hung on the wall. Curious, he opened it and to his horror found a pen spy camera hidden there. Police have seized the camera and a laptop from the call centre and have recovered a five-minute-long footage from it.
Sanjay Kumar, an employee with the organisation has emerged as the prime suspect, police said. After Kevin handed over the camera to his seniors two days ago, it was found damaged when police seized it on Wednesday.
“We do not know for how many days the camera was fitted there. It’s scary. You never know how anyone can misuse it,” said a woman employee on condition of anonymity.
Police said Kevin noticed the camera on Monday but the two directors of the company told him they would investigate it at their own level.
“When nothing materialised we decided to lodge a formal police complaint on Wednesday,” said Kevin.
Police are also probing if the employee was planning to blackmail women employees.
“We have registered a case of outraging the modesty of a woman and disappearance of evidence and common intent,” said NS Bundela, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest).
The call centre has 120 employees. 30 are women, mostly from the northeast India.