Indore, August 23: Police have arrested three individuals on fees of assaulting a bangle vendor, however the episode took a brand new flip when he himself was later booked below the POCSO Act for allegedly touching a 13-year-old woman inappropriately in Indore metropolis of Madhya Pradesh, officers mentioned on Monday. The bangle vendor, Tasleem Ali (25), was additionally accused of possessing pretend paperwork associated to his identification, they mentioned.
The officers mentioned the minor woman filed a grievance with the Banganga police station in Indore in opposition to Ali, alleging he launched himself as “Golu, son of Mohan Singh” to promote bangles at her residence on Sunday and after describing her as “very lovely”, he touched her inappropriately. Madhya Pradesh: Case Filed In opposition to Bangle Vendor for Allegedly Sexually Harassing Woman in Indore.
When the woman raised an alarm, her mom rushed out of residence and when the bangle vendor tried to flee from the spot, neighbours and different native residents caught and thrashed him, they mentioned, including three individuals had been arrested for assaulting him. Within the melee, Ali, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, left behind a carry bag wherein two Aadhaar playing cards had been discovered, the officers mentioned.
Whereas one of many playing cards had the identify of “Asleem, son of Morsingh,” the second carried his identification as “Tasleem, son of Mohar Ali,” they mentioned. Based mostly on the woman”s grievance, a case below the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and IPC sections 420 (dishonest) and 471 (utilizing pretend paperwork as actual ones), amongst others, was registered in opposition to Ali, the officers mentioned.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashutosh Bagri mentioned, “Cops have discovered two Aadhaar playing cards of various names from the carry bag of Ali apart from a burnt voter identification card wherein his identify was not clear. However within the column of father”s identify, ”Mohan Singh” is printed on it.”
State Congress spokesman Aminul Khan Suri posted a 44-second video of Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh-based Ali, wherein he’s heard stating, “Years again, an identification card was made in my village with my pet identify “Bhura” whereas within the Aadhaar card my identify is written as Tasleem Ali. None of those identification paperwork are pretend they usually each are actual.”
In the meantime, Madhya Pradesh residence minister Narottam Mishra mentioned in Bhopal, “The controversy began when this man described himself as a Hindu to promote bangles to girls in the course of the holy month of saavan, whereas he really belongs to a different neighborhood.”
“The house division has given a report that this man (Tasleem Ali) had recognized himself with a Hindu identify although he belongs to a different neighborhood. Cops have discovered two suspicious Aadhaar playing cards from his possession,” he mentioned.
The house minister mentioned authorized motion was taken in issues associated to the bangle vendor, together with the assault on him. Three individuals, who had been a part of the group that had assaulted Ali, had been arrested, Mishra mentioned. In a viral video of the incident, some persons are purportedly seen thrashing the bangle vendor at the same time as he begs for mercy.
A person was additionally seen levelling allegations of eve-teasing in opposition to Ali and egging on folks to beat him up. The bangle vendor had filed a grievance within the Central Kotwali police station late Sunday night time alleging 5 to 6 individuals, who had been a part of a mob, began beating him up after asking his identify within the Govind Nagar space of Indore, the officers mentioned.
Ali additionally alleged in his grievance that members of the mob used objectionable phrases in opposition to him and snatched Rs 10,000 in money, cell phone, Aadhaar card and different paperwork apart from bangles price over Rs 25,000 from him.
A police official mentioned primarily based on the person”s grievance, an FIR was earlier registered below IPC sections 153-A (selling enmity between totally different teams), 141 (illegal gathering), 147 (rioting), 395 (dacoity), 120- B (felony conspiracy) and different related provisions in opposition to unidentified individuals.
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