Weeks after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani spotted a hidden CCTV camera in a changing room of a Fabindia outlet in Goa, a similar incident was reported from Aquatica, a popular water park in Rajarhat on Sunday afternoon where a group of women located a hidden CCTV camera in the changing room.
The women along with the locals began protesting against the water park management alleging that the CCTV cameras were used in the women’s changing room and the pictures were being watched in another room. During the protests, a part of the park was ransacked.
One of the woman visitors to the park located the camera in the afternoon. When she went to inquire about it from the women security guards, one of them went and snapped the electric lines. Suspecting foul play, some other women visitors gathered and joined her to protest against the management. Some male bouncers were also called who allegedly misbehaved with the women.
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A police team from Leather Complex police station came to control the situation. They first seized the CCTV from the changing room along with laptops and some other electronic gadgets. Some officials of the water park have been detained for questioning, Superintendent of Police, South-24 Parganas, Praveen Tripathy said.
Denying the allegations, the Aquatica management claimed the CCTV camera found was not operational. To verify its claims, all the equipment recovered from the park, were being checked, Tripathy said.
Sharmistha Chakrabarty, one of the protestors said the management was trying to distort the facts.