UP constable ‘molests’ varsity student in train, sent to jail | India News


BAREILLY: A police constable, in his early 30s, has been arrested and sent to jail for allegedly molesting a 17-year-old student of the Allahabad University in a moving train as she was on her way back to Pilibhit from Prayagraj on Friday. The accused cop also threatened the girl before fleeing with her luggage, said police.
The student, daughter of a BSF jawan, made a complaint to Government Railway Policefollowing which officials in Bareilly traced the accused with the help of CCTV footage. He has been identified as Mohd Taufeeq Ahmad, who is posted in Bareilly police lines.
Circle officer GRP (Moradabad) Devi Dayal said, “Acting on the girl’s complaint, we’ve registered an FIR against the accused under IPCPocso and the SC/ST Act. The accused was allegedly under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and sent to jail on Saturday.”
In her complaint, the student said the accused, in police uniform, touched her inappropriately. She changed her coach but he followed her there too. “Later, he deboarded with my trolley bag and my handbag,” she said.
A police official in Bareilly, requesting anonymity, told TOI, “The accused was already under surveillance. The luggage of the girl was returned to her and her statement was also recorded by the investigating officer of this case. The cop has been suspended.”


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