Mumbai lawyer catches banker taking photos of her, other women on local train, sharing them on Whatsapp
Mumbai city news: Lawyer and her male colleague said he took photos of her and another woman passenger, hand him over to the police at MaladUpdated: Jul 15, 2017 10:14 IST
The police recently arrested a banker for allegedly clicking pictures of two women on a local train.
According to the police, the complainant, a 26-year-old lawyer, caught the accused sharing photos of her and another passenger on a Whatsapp group.
After a case was registered, she then posted an image of the FIR on the same group as a warning to its members, some of who passed lewd comments about her, the police said.
The lawyer said, “A male colleague and I usually catch a 9.36pm train from Churchgate and board a first-class compartment. On Monday, a man boarded the train and sat in front of us despite the train being empty.”
According to the lawyer, at Bandra, her colleague saw the man taking a photo of a woman who boarded from Dadar,upon which they confronted him. “We then called the police and got off at Malad station along with the woman whose picture he took. She said she did not want to register a complaint and just wanted her pictures to be deleted from the phone,” said an officer.
According to the police, while the lawyer was about to delete her pictures, she scrolled down and found her pictures as well. She then found that the man had shared the photos on a Whatsapp group.
“I saw that after our photos were posted in the group, other members had passed very lewd comments. So I decided to register a complaint and even convinced the other passenger to be a complainant,” said the lawyer. The police arrested the accused, identified as Nimesh Ved, a banker. He was booked under section 354 (D) (2) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 under the IT Act. The accused was produced in court and has been remanded in judicial custody.
Police sub-inspector Waghchore, Borivli GRP, said, “We have registered a case and arrested the accused. We will be interrogating other members of the Whatsapp group”
First Published: Jul 15, 2017 10:14 IST