In yet another trial room snooping case, a worker of Fabindia store in Kolhapur in Maharashtra has been arrested for allegedly filming a woman customer using his mobile phone, police said on Saturday.
The incident, which took place on March 31 in the premium ethnic clothing brand's outlet in Tarabai Park area in Kolhapur in south Maharashtra, came to light after Union HRD minister Smriti Irani made an issue of the trial room snooping in Fabindia's store in Candolim at Goa.
The worker, Prakash Ananda Ispurle, was arrested on April 1 after the woman filed a police complaint, and was sent to judicial custody where he is currently lodged, police said.
Ispurle, according to the FIR registered by woman, placed his mobile phone inside the trial room door and the floor. After noticing that the phone was on recording mode, the woman raised an alarm following which the accused pulled back phone and tried to delete the recording.
Ispurle quickly pulled out the mobile phone and hurriedly went to a corner of the store and deleted the recording, the police said.
The complainant then registered the police complaint after which the police scanned the CCTV cameras installed in the showroom and arrested Ispurle on April 1. “Immediately after the woman realized that she was being filmed in the trial room, she came to police station and lodged a complaint. The accused has been sent to judicial custody,” said investigating officer VB Jadhav.
During investigation, police spotted Ispurle in the CCTV footage filming the woman.
(With inputs from PTI)