Pune, July 9: Pune Police Constable, Rajesh More, 45, has been arrested for allegedly molesting his 25-year-old female colleague during the night shift on Friday as per a news report in the Hindustan Times. According to the report, the female constable was assigned the night shift along with the accused. On Saturday, the accused allegedly sexually harassed the woman police official. An FIR has been lodged against the accused after the statement of his female colleague was recorded.
The two police constables were deployed at Market Yard police station where the incident took place. The police have filed a complaint under the Section 354A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused has been arrested and Pune's Market Yard police are investigating the matter.
Earlier, a similar incident was reported after a railway police constable was found allegedly molesting a female passenger at Kalyan Railways station. The video of same went viral. Following the incident, the police department drew a lot of flak. The constable was also badly beaten up by passengers and was also suspended by the Kalyan division.