Molestation: Cops register FIR based on citizen's evidence

Molestation: Cops register FIR based on citizen's evidence

The police on Tuesday registered a suo moto FIR in connection with molestation of women during the New Year’s Eve.

City police commissioner Praveen Sood told DH, “Based on evidence provided by a citizen, a suo motu case was taken up and a FIR registered. The details of the evidence, the person who gave the evidence and the police station where the FIR has been registered cannot be revealed for now.”

Earlier, Home Minister G Parameshwara said the police were working round the clock to bring to book those involved in the reported molestation of women on Brigade Road during New Year’ Eve celebrations.

“The Bengaluru police is working round the clock, going through footage of all the CCTV cameras and following up on all the leads available. We will take necessary action suo motu and also request anybody who has any information to come forth and report it to the police (sic),” he said in a media statement.

Parameshwara, who is facing criticism for his remark that such incidents do happen during New Year’s Eve celebrations, said his statement was quoted out of context and not taken in its entirety. He also blamed people for adopting the western culture, especially in sartorial preferences.

“I sincerely believe that the choice of every citizen of our country should be respected. Women have equal rights, respect and protection under our Constitution. From the day I took over as Home Minister, I have stressed on the protection of women and children and will continue to do so (sic),” he stated.
 

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