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Pilot arrested for molesting Mumbai woman while paragliding in Himachal

cities Updated: May 02, 2017 10:52 IST

A paragliding pilot at Himachal’s adventure tourism destination of Bir Billing has been arrested for molesting a woman tourist from Mumbai during the flight.

Police said the pilot was being questioned after the woman submitted a video clip to buttress her complaint. “The woman has complained that the paraglider pilot molested her during a tandem paragliding flight. We are analysing the clip and have recorded her statement under Section 164 of the CrPC,” Kangra SP Sanjeev Gandhi said.

In tandem paragliding, two people, including the trained pilot, fly in a single paraglider.

The woman tourist alleged that the molestation by the paraglider pilot took place during a recent flight at Bir Billing in Baijnath sub-division of Kangra district. The police received an online complaint from her on Saturday after she returned to Mumbai.

The FIR was registered against the pilot under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The SP said the identity of the accused cannot be revealed until the charges are verified.

First Published: May 02, 2017 10:52 IST