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Mumbai: Banker held for taking women’s pictures on train, sharing them on WhatsApp

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A banker has been arrested for allegedly clicking pictures of two women on a local train. According to the police, the complainant, a 26-year-old lawyer, caught the accused sharing photos of her and another passenger on a WhatsApp group. Interestingly, after a case was registered, she then posted an image of the FIR on the same group as a warning to its members, some of who passed lewd comments about her.

According to the lawyer, a male colleague and she usually catch a 9.36 pm train from Churchgate and board a first-class compartment. On Monday, a man boarded the train and sat in front of us despite the train being empty. At Bandra station, her colleague saw the man taking a photo of a woman who boarded from Dadar, upon which they confronted him. They then called the police and got off at Malad station along with the woman whose picture he took. The woman then said that she did not want to register a complaint and just wanted her pictures to be deleted from the phone.

According to the police, while the lawyer was about to delete her pictures, she scrolled down and found her pictures as well. She then found that the man had shared the photos on a WhatsApp group and the members had passed very lewd comments on that. The lawyer then decided to register a complaint and even convinced the other passenger to be a complainant. The police arrested the accused, identified as Nimesh Ved, a banker. He was booked under section 354 (D) (2) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 of the IT Act. The accused was produced in court and has been remanded in judicial custody.