A 35-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector, who was arrested on Saturday for sexually harassing and stalking three ladies and a minor lady, was on Monday dismissed from service.
The man had flashed, handed indecent remarks and stalked three ladies and a minor lady on a street in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka between October 17 and 20. He is at the moment in jail.
Deputy commissioner of police (particular cell) Sanjeev Yadav confirmed sub-inspector Puneet Grewal was dismissed on Monday. Grewal was posted with the particular cell — the police’s anti-terror cell.
Three incidents happened on October 17, at totally different locations below the jurisdiction of Dwarka South police station whereas one other happened on October 20, below the boundaries of Dwarka North police station.
Grewal, who was arrested from Janakpuri, has been booked in cases registered below Indian Penal Code’s sections 354-D (Stalking), 354 (molestation), 354 A and 509 (sexual harassment) and sections eight and 10 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.
While the minor lady and two ladies gave their complaints, one lady refused to file her criticism. The police spoke to her in regards to the incident, took suo motu cognizance and filed a case.
A police officer, who wished to not be named, stated Grewal was arrested following a week-long investigation throughout which they scanned CCTV footage from a number of factors in Dwarka and examined greater than 100 gray Baleno automobiles, just like the one which Grewal was driving on the time of incidents.
“Our teams scanned through over 150 CCTV footage clips showing more than 100 cars, similar to those which Grewal was driving, that were spotted on those stretches from where the incidents were reported. He was arrested soon after it was confirmed that he was in the car at the time of incident,” stated a senior officer.
The officer additionally stated that Grewal has claimed that he was drunk on the time of all 4 incidents.
Another senior officer stated that the lady who didn’t file her criticism posted a video on October 21, on social media narrating the sexual harassment she confronted from a person in gray automobile, whereas biking in Dwarka on October 17.
The lady alleged that she was biking close to Dusshera Ground near the DDA Sports Complex in Dwarka when she seen a automobile following her.
“While cycling I noticed a small grey car the rear glass of which was shattered and it was noticeable. As I was cycling near along the footpath, the car driver started driving parallel to me. Since I ignored it and did not look towards the driver, he honked. At this, I signalled the driver to drive ahead. But the driver did not leave and he continued driving parallel to me,” the lady stated within the video.
She added, “When I realised that something was not right, the man started greeting me by saying Hello. As I stopped and looked at him, the man asked for directions to reach Dwarka Sector-14. Before I could reply, I saw that he had unzipped his pants and was flashing me. I screamed at him and asked him to leave. At this, he started saying nasty things…I realised there was nobody there, cars were passing by…I was thinking whether I should start recording his acts on my cellphone or leave the place…”
According to the officer cited above, two further incidents had taken place on that day.
One of the victims, a 17-year-old lady, had reported the incident to the police by calling the management room and submitting a written criticism as effectively.
“The woman in the video refused to file a complaint, even after we spoke to her on phone and counselled her. The other woman filed her complaint and we converted into an FIR on October 22, the day two more cases were registered. Apart from the three incidents on October 17, a similar incident took place on October 20,” stated the officer.
Since the three ladies and the minor lady gave related descriptions, the police suspected that the similar particular person was concerned in all of the crimes.
The incidents have been additionally virtually similar – a person in gray automobile stalking, passing lewd remarks, touching the ladies and the lady inappropriately and making indecent gestures. Several groups have been fashioned to research the cases, establish the suspect and produce him to justice.
“We scanned footage from CCTV cameras installed around the crime scenes. The car was spotted. Our teams followed the routes the car took after the crimes and scanned footage from over 200 cameras. This exercise led us to the place where the car was parked. The suspect turned out to be a Delhi Police sub-inspector. We arrested him after collecting evidence. Till his arrest, we did not know that the suspect was a policeman as he was not in uniform during the crimes,” the officer added.