Published On : Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Friends’ owner granted bail, staff to face severe charges

Forensic Dept scanning cellphones of staff, owner

Nagpur: Sitabuldi police have granted bail to the owner of Friends garment shop Kishan Indrachand Agrawal who was arrested after the trial room of his showroom was found to be bugged with mobile phone camera. Nikhil alias Pintu Deepak Chothumal working as a salesman will be interrogated further on the charges of shooting video of a teenage girl in the changing room, DCP Zone 2, Vinita Sahu told Nagpur Today.

“Agrawal was booked under Section 188 of the IPC which is a bailable offence. Agrawal was found guilty only of keeping Chothumal on job sans any police verification. During the probe it was revealed that the phone used in clicking obscene video belonged to Chothumal. Hence, Agrawal was granted bail in this connection while Chothumal will be examined further,” she said.

“We have seized cellphones of all the employees working at Friends including the owner’s and sent it to Forensic Department. If we find any suspicious element during the scanning of cellphones, the responsible person will also face charges,” added the DCP.