Army man arrested for molesting woman on Pune-Delhi Duronto Express

The Railway Protection Force on Saturday arrested an army personnel from Nizamuddin railway station for allegedly molesting a woman on board Pune-Delhi Duronto Express

delhi Updated: May 27, 2018 17:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows social activist holding placards during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi.(AFP )

The Railway Protection Force on Saturday arrested an army personnel from Nizamuddin railway station for allegedly molesting a woman on board Pune-Delhi Duronto Express. The RPF arrested the man after the victim reported the matter to the train ticket examiner (TTE) who informed the police in Delhi.

Shashi Kumar, senior divisional security commissioner, railway protection force said that on Saturday, a woman who was travelling by Duronto Express from Pune to Delhi accused the army man of harassing and trying to sexually assault her.

“The complainant said one army person, a subedar, posted in Pune allegedly molested her when their train was near Kota, Rajasthan. The woman then raised the matter with the TTE who was on duty. The TTE in turn informed the police in Delhi and the army personnel was nabbed and handed over to the RPF as soon as the train arrived at Nizamuddin railway station. He was later handed over to the government railway police (GRP),” Kumar said.

The train was not being escorted by RPF or GRP men at the time of incident, Kumar added.

A senior police officer from the GRP said that a case had been registered under sections of molestation and the man was arrested.

First Published: May 27, 2018 17:01 IST