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RPF constable seen molesting woman at station near Mumbai, suspended

The accused has been identified as Rajesh Jahangir, 33, and hails from Rajasthan.

mumbai Updated: Jun 21, 2018 00:58 IST
Priyanka Dhomse
Priyanka Dhomse
Hindustan Times
RPF constable,Mumbai station,Mumbai crime
An PF constable was seen molesting a woman at Kalyan station.(HT File (Representational Image))

A constable of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) was suspended on Tuesday after he was allegedly seen in a video molesting a woman at Kalyan station. The incident came to the fore after the video shot by a commuter went viral on social media. HT has not independently verified the authenticity of the video. Government Railway Police (GRP) officers are searching for the woman so that a case can be registered against the constable.

According to a Kalyan GRP officer, the incident took place on June 18 night. The accused has been identified as Rajesh Jahangir, 33, and hails from Rajasthan. He got married nine months ago. “The incident took place around 10pm, on platform number four of Kalyan station. The constable, seated beside the woman, is clearly seen touching her back. The woman does not raise any alarm, but he is spotted by commuters on the platform. They catch him, but none of them complained against him,” said Dinkar Pringle, senior inspector, Kalyan GRP.

When senior officials questioned the constable, he said he was sleeping and didn’t realise that he touched the women. “Though he claims he was sleeping during the incident, the video clearly shows him trying to touch the woman purposely. However, he has been suspended now. He will remain suspended till further investigation,” said Pingle.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 00:58 IST