A constable posted at Karhal Gate police outpost was today arrested for allegedly molesting two teenage girls last month, the police said.
The 16-year-old girl with her sister had gone to the police outpost on 25 May to inquire about a case when the policeman misbehaved with her. The incident was also recorded on a mobile phone, they said.
The clipping went viral on social media following which the state government ordered strict action against the constable.
Superintendent of Police Rajesh S said Constable Ishwari Prasad was arrested after an FIR was lodged against him at Mainpuri Police Station on charges on outraging the modesty of a woman.
“The accused has been booked under various sections including POCSO ACT. He has also been suspended,” spokesman Director General of Police (DGP) Rahul Srivastava said in Lucknow.
The constable, according to ANI, denied all charges saying that the girls came to him saying a man had insulted them by trying to grab the drawstrings of their pants.
To which he replied saying that nobody wore such kind of clothes these days. He added that he just touched her hand while asked them to go.
(With agencies inputs)