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Police to collect all photographs of molestation incident

PTI  Mumbai, January 03, 2008
First Published: 05:24 IST(3/1/2008) | Last Updated: 05:26 IST(3/1/2008)

Police will soon collect all the photographs taken by the photojournalists of the incident where two women were molested by a mob on New Years' Day in Juhu, a senior official said.

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It should be enough to bring the matter to a legal conclusion, he said.

"We have not yet taken all the photographs of the incident yet but will do so soon," Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) K L Prasad said adding that the photojournalists who had clicked the pictures were helping in the investigations.

The photographic evidence would be enough to bring the matter to a legal conclusion, he said.

The Juhu police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the IPC and Bombay Police Act for molestation, outraging the modesty of a woman, criminal restraint, criminal intimidation, unlawful assembly and intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, Prasad said.

The girls were in shock after they were rescued and initially even refused to go to the police station with the traffic police inspector and constable who rescued them, he said.

After rescuing them the police including a Deputy Commissioner of Police had spoken to the girls urging them to file a complaint but they had refused to do so, Prasad said.

They also did not record a statement with the police, he said.


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