SRINAGAR: Baramulla police on Friday said to have arrested a ready-made garments shop owner for secretly recording videos in a changing room.

In a statement, a police spokesman said that police Station Chandoosa received a written complaint from one minor girl (name withheld) accompanied by her sister wherein she stated that on April 26th, 2023 she went to a readymade shop at Bandi Payeen belonging to one Aijaz Ahmad Sofi S/O Gh Nabi Sofi R/O Bandi Payeen Chandoosa and selected some clothes and went to changing room for trial. After entering in the changing room she found a hidden mobile phone which was kept there for secretly recording the customer’s videos while changing clothes, he said.

Acting promptly upon the complaint, case FIR under sections of IPC, IT acr & POCSO Act was registered in Police Station Chandoosa and investigation was taken up, the statement said.

He said, during the course of investigation, a team headed by SHO PS Chandoosa, Inspector Irfan Ahmad under the supervision of SDPO Kreeri, Khalid Aahraf was constituted and the accused person namely Aijaz Ahmad Sofi S/O Gh Nabi Sofi R/O Bandi Payeen Chandoosa (owner of the shop) was taken into custody immediately in the instant case. Mobile devices of the accused have also been seized and further investigation is going on.

Community members are requested to be careful while using trail rooms, the spokesman added. (KDC)


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