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Mumbai: IB officer arrested for ‘stalking, harassing’ woman constable

In her statement to the police, the complainant said she had met the accused during her posting at the immigration department and subsequently, they had an extra-marital affair.

| Mumbai | Published: November 13, 2019 12:42:15 am
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A 34-year-old Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stalking and harassing a 30-year-old woman police constable. The woman, who was earlier posted with the immigration department at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, is currently deputed with a special unit of the Mumbai Police.

In her statement to the police, the complainant said she had met the accused during her posting at the immigration department and subsequently, they had an extra-marital affair. In June, she claimed, they visited a lodge where the accused allegedly clicked some obscene videos and images of the complainant.

She said her husband learned about her affair in August, following which, she ended her relationship with the IB officer. The woman claimed that she had blocked his phone number, and when he tried contacting her through the Internet calling system, she did not respond. “This agitated him and the IB officer reportedly sent the obscene images of the woman to her husband on his email address,” an officer said.

The woman and her husband approached the Pant Nagar police station and got a case registered under sections 354 (D) (stalking) of the IPC and IT Act against the IB officer on November 10, following which he was arrested.

“He was produced in court and remanded in police custody for a day. He was again produced in court on Tuesday and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days,” the officer said. Police have seized his mobile phone, from which he had sent the video and images. “The cellphone will be sent for forensic analysis,” the officer added.

Senior Inspector Sanjay Bhalerao of Pant Nagar police said, “Our investigation is in progress. We are currently collecting evidence.”

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