Delhi Court Rejects Bail for Accused Who Molested Journo at ITO

The accused, under the influence of alcohol, passed lewd remarks at the journalist and another woman.

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A Delhi Court on Sunday dismissed the bail plea of the molester who was caught on CCTV camera at Delhi’s ITO Metro station, when he attempted to molest a journalist.

According to Asian Age, the court, while dismissing the plea, observed that elements who misbehave with women, especially at public spaces, deserve to be dealt with an ‘iron hand’.

The acccused was arrested on Thursday for molesting two women, including the journalist of an English daily, at ITO metro station in Delhi, police said.

The incident took place on Monday evening when the accused, identified as Akhilesh Kumar, was under the influence of alcohol. He molested the women and passed lewd remarks at them at the metro station in central Delhi.

By the time the victims informed the police, Akhilesh Kumar had fled. During investigation, five teams of police interrogated over 5,000 persons on Tuesday and Wednesday and finally traced Kumar.
Pankaj Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police

"Akhilesh Kumar, who works as a help at a tea stall and lives in a slum area near ITO was arrested from his residence on a tip-off after police teams conducted a raid," Singh said.

(With inputs from IANS)

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