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20-year-old man arrested for groping sub-inspector during Ganpati immersions in Mumbai

The woman PSI, who was in plainclothes, was unaware that a man was following her

mumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2017 01:59 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,woman officer,molestation
The police said Manoj Kumar Kartik Kaudar has a criminal record.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly groping a woman police sub-inspector on the last day of Ganpati immersions.

The police said Manoj Kumar Kartik Kaudar has a criminal record.

On September 5, the sub-inspector had finished duty and was returning home at 1.30am when the incident took place.

A constable dropped her till Wadala TT, which is near her house.

The woman PSI, in casual clothes, was unaware that a man was following her. The man pounced on her, pinned her down and groped her. She kicked him and managed to escape and shout for help.

By the time, the policemen on patrol duty came to the rescue, the accused had escaped.

Police inspector Amol Tamke from Wadala TT police station said they prepared a sketch of the accused based on the description given by the sub-inspector.

“We circulated the sketch across the city and alerted our informers,” said Tamke.

On Monday, the police received a tip-off that a man, whose description matched the suspect’s, was seen in the Sanjay Gandhi area near Sion. A police team was sent to the spot. “Seeing the police, Kaudar tried to escape,” said Tamke.

The man was detained. During questioning, he denied the molestation charge saying that he was not present in the area that night.

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 01:59 IST