FIR filed against Delhi airport officer for harassing woman

The Delhi Police on Saturday filed a first information report (FIR) against an immigration assistant at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, accused of sexually harassing and stalking a female passenger from Bengaluru.

The police action comes after the 37-year-old woman sent a complaint through e-mail on Saturday to Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) and the SHO of IGI Airport police station. 

The accused, Vinod Kumar, is already under the suspension for the incident which took place on March 18.

According to the police, a case under Sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-A (stalking) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code has been filed with the IGI Airport police station.

“We filed the FIR against immigration assistant Vinod Kumar on receiving a complaint from the woman on Saturday. The accused is yet to be arrested,” said a police officer.
The woman was asked to either come to the capital or send a complaint for the registration of the case. The woman chose to send an e-mail.

Departmental inquiry
The Union Home Ministry has placed Kumar under suspension and initiated departmental disciplinary proceedings.

The woman claims she was subjected to a volley of offensive and inappropriate queries by Kumar after landing at IGI Airport on March 18.

Kumar, apart from asking her if she smokes or drinks, wanted to know if she “had fun with other men” when her husband was not around.

He reportedly followed her on the travellator and kept asking her vulgar questions. But when she took out her mobile phone and started talking to a friend, he instantly left.
The woman was travelling from Bangalore to Hong Kong via Delhi.

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