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Navi Mumbai man arrested for forcibly kissing woman at Turbhe station

The railway police said they had been monitoring the accused’s movements even before that incident as they found him suspicious

mumbai Updated: Feb 23, 2018 15:48 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
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The accused, Naresh Joshi.(Bachchan Kumar)

The police arrested a 43-year-old man who allegedly forcibly kissed a woman at Turbhe railway station on Thursday.

Officers said the 23-year-old commuter was waiting to board a train towards Thane, when the accused, Naresh Joshi, approached her around 11.25 am.

“The woman tried to avoid him as she did not know him. However, a few seconds later, accused grabbed her and started forcibly kissing her cheeks,” said a railway police officer.

The railway police said they had been monitoring Joshi’s movements even before that incident as they found him suspicious. As soon as CCTV cameras showed them what happened, they reached the spot and nabbed Patel in the subway connects the platforms.

“Based on a complaint registered by the woman, we booked the accused for sexual harassment under section 354 (A) of the Indian Penal Code. He confessed to the crime during interrogation,” the officer said.

The police are now investigating if the accused is a history sheeter.

First Published: Feb 23, 2018 14:00 IST