Another Passport Controversy in UP: Police Forcefully Hugs Girl Applicant on Pretext of Verification!
Uttar Pradesh Police. Representational Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Another passport controversy has come to the front, and this time it is a shocking case of sexual harassment against a woman applicant in Uttar Pradesh. The policeman had visited the house of the journalist who had applied for a passport renewal, and there he allegedly misbehaved with her. The accused patted the woman on her thigh and hugged her forcefully. After the verification process was completed, the policeman also dared to ask the woman- “I have done your work. Now, what will you give me?”

The girl took to Twitter to narrate her ordeal, and said, "Safety of an applicant, especially that of a woman, during police verification for passport renewal is a big lacuna. The policeman who came for my verification just a few minutes ago in Ghaziabad made me feel pathetically uncomfortable. The experience was so scary that I had to ask my helper to stay back until the man left the house. Clearly, the policeman was intentionally trying to delay the procedure in order to buy more time and look for a chance."

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Uttar Pradesh Police apologised on behalf of the accused trainee sub-inspector Devender Singh, and in a response to LatestLY, tweeted the suspension order of the accused.

Check the suspension order

Ghaziabad police chief Vaibhav Krishna directed Indirapuram circle officer Ravi Kumar to conduct the probe. He also further asked the journalist to file a complaint at the police station, which she will on Friday.