Mobile phone suspect ‘filmed female rail passengers’
27-year-old man charged with outraging a woman's modesty
A 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday at Bandra Station in Mumbai for allegedly shooting videos of female rail passengers, according to media reports.
A young woman in her 20s who was waiting for a train home to Kalyan with her friend saw the accused standing behind a drinking water kiosk at a platform with a mobile phone in his hand and the camera facing her.
After ignoring him for a while she walked up to him and demanded that he show her his phone.
The accused, Asif Khan, refused to show his phone and tried to run away, but a Bandra Government Railway Police (GRP) female constable intercepted him, Mid Day reported.
After refusing to show his phone to the constable as well, Khan tried to convince them that he had simply been waiting for a train. However, the constable did not accept his story and took him to the police station.
When they examined his phone, officers found seven videos of different women filmed at various railway stations.
Senior Inspector Sunil Tondwalkar was quoted as saying, “Even after he was brought to the police station, he refused to show his cellphone, which was locked with a password. We managed to scare him enough finally to give us the password. On unlocking it and going through its contents, we found a video of the girl as well as other women, after which we arrested him.”
Khan was booked under section 354 (D) (2) (outraging a woman’s modesty) of the Indian Penal Code. A magistrate placed him in judicial custody.