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Policeman flashes women on balcony in Mumbai home, arrested

The accused, Harishchandra Lahane has been granted bail and an inter-departmental inquiry will be initiated against him, the police informed.

Policeman flashes women on balcony in Mumbai home, arrested

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A police constable has been arrested after he allegedly flashed women in the Nehru Nagar area of Mumbai, the police said on Tuesday.

“On May 10, he went to the common balcony of his building where women were also sitting. He abused them, went back and returned naked,” Vilash Shinde, a senior police inspector was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The accused, Harishchandra Lahane has been granted bail and an inter-departmental inquiry will be initiated against him, the police informed.

The police have registered a case under 354 (A) (making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In another incident, a young woman was allegedly flashed and touched inappropriately by a Thane resident inside an ATM kiosk in Mulund area of Mumbai. The man has been arrested.

She, in a social media post, said a man entered an ATM kiosk from where she was trying to withdraw money to pay a rickshaw driver waiting outside. As the complainant was facing some issue with the ATM, the man offered to pay, but she refused to take his help. However, the woman added, the man then started touching her inappropriately and even flashed her.

The woman, though shocked, immediately started filming him on her cellphone. On seeing the camera, the man zipped up and fled. She posted the video on Twitter too in the early hours of Monday night, and the post went viral.

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