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Mumbai: 3 held in Gateway harassment case

January 04, 2007 12:29 IST
Last Updated: January 05, 2007 01:12 IST

Three persons, including two minors, were arrested on Thursday in connection with the alleged molestation of a woman by male revellers at New Year-eve function at the Gateway of India.

The three persons have been arrested on the charge of having stolen the mobile phone of Brijesh Singh, the male companion of the lady, Deputy Commissioner of police said in Mumbai.

None of those arrested has been charged with harassment of the woman, he added.

The only adult among the three arrested has been identified as Rizwan Shaikh.

Earlier this morning, five persons, all residents of Narayan Nagar area of northeastern suburb of Ghatkopar, were detained by police.

Police said they had been detained on the basis of photographic evidence provided by a photojournalist who had clicked pictures of the incident.

However, relatives of the five arrested persons, who gathered at the police station, questioned the manner in which their wards had been detained.

"The police came to our house early on Thursday morning and took them away by giving us incorrect information regarding where they were being taken," Rehana Khan, mother of one of the accused, alleged.

A local tabloid had on Tuesday published pictures of a girl in the crowd being groped by a group of over 60 men in the vicinity of the Gateway of India.

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Sub: Shame on WE indians......

1. A young girl was molested and groped by a rowdy crowd of 50-60 persons near Gateway. 2. Same place and same night another sari ...

Posted by roxee

Sub: Commendable

While the cops are always criticised it is commendable that Mumbai police, true to its reputation, is taking suo motto action, in stark contrast to ...

Posted by Mahesh