- On camera, the constable can be seen touching a woman sitting next to him
- Few commuters cornered the constable as he tried to run away
- The constable, Jahangir, was posted at Kalyan police station in Mumbai
In the video, which has gone viral on social media, Jahangir can be seen touching a woman sitting next to him on her back. It appears that the woman, with her companion was waiting at Kalyan railway station.
"As soon as we saw the video, we conducted an inquiry and immediately suspended the constable," the Divisional Commissioner of Central Railways, Sachin Bhalode told NDTV.
Commuters waiting at the railway platform noticed the constable touching the woman and raised an alarm. In the video angry voices can be heard saying "report against the policeman...hand him over to the security men". Few commuters cornered the constable as he tried to run away and thrashed him.
On being asked whether the constable will be charged with molestation, Mr Bhalode said, "we have not received any complaint but based on the video, we are taking stern action."
Women officials of the Western Railways on June 4 began a new initiative to improve security at railway platforms. Officials started interactive sessions with women commuters to seek their suggestions. Sessions will be held at regular intervals at Bandra, Mumbai Central, Andheri, Borivali and Virar a senior official said.
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