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Fabindia store worker in Kolhapur held for filming woman


Kolhapur:  In yet another trial room snooping case, a worker of Fabindia store in Kolhapur in Maharshtra has been arrested for allegedly filming a woman customer using his mobile phone, police said today. The incident, which took place on March 31 in the premium ethnic clothing brand’s outlet in Tarabai Park area here in south Maharashtra, came to light after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani made an issue of the trial room snooping in Fabindia’s store in Candolim at Goa. The worker, Prakash Ananda Ispurle, was arrested on April 1 after the woman filed a police complaint, and was sent to judicial custody where he is currently lodged, police said. The woman was trying clothes when Ispurle placed his mobile phone in recording mode in the gap between the trial room door and the floor, police said.

When she noticed the phone, she raised an alarm. Ispurle quickly pulled out the mobile phone and hurriedly went to a corner of the store and deleted the recording, they said. During investigation, police spotted Ispurle in the CCTV footage filming the woman.