New Delhi: A man from Punjab fell into trouble after making a lewd gesture at a woman on Delhi airport. The woman was dressed in a civil uniform but was actually a CISF constable.
The accused, who is in his 50s was arrested as the woman constable caught him and alerted the seniors. She was on duty and had been posted to keep an eye out for suspicious passengers at Terminal 3, reports HT.
The incident took place on the night of June 27, when the accused reached the check-in area to board his Kuwait Airways flight.
“At around 2 am, the passenger approached a help desk near check-in counters of the airlines. He casually approached our woman constable who was in plain clothes. He started chatting with her and soon, he started misbehaving. He even made a lewd gesture,” said a senior officer of Central Industrial Security Force, that manages security at Delhi and other airports.
The police did a preliminary investigation and found out that he was drunk.
“Based on a complaint by the woman constable, a case under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC was registered against him. The accused arrested was in a drunk state and was departing for New York through Kuwait Airways. The CCTV footage of the incident was procured and the investigation is in progress,” a senior police official said.
Women in plain clothes have been deployed by CISF at the terminal, to check suspicious passengers as well as cases of women harassment.
“There have been few cases earlier and we have our staff deployed in plain clothes for the security of the terminal. The passengers are being watched,” the official added.