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BSF personnel arrested for molesting journalist

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was arrested Monday night for allegedly molesting a woman journalist near the busy Shyambazar crossing, police said.

"We have received a complaint that a woman was molested near Shyambazar. One person has been arrested," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Gaurav Sharma said, adding the alleged culprit was BSF trooper Manish Rajinder.

BSF personnel arrested for molesting journalist
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The victim, attached to a news channel, said the incident happened when she was entering a restaurant with a companion.

"I saw some uniformed men leaving the restaurant. I later learnt they were BSF jawans. The first jawan made some obscene comments while passing me and also tried to grope me. Initially, I was shocked. But after he left, I chased him and caught hold of him near a police kiosk," she said

"Hearing the commotion, the public also came. The police personnel from the kiosk then took him in their custody," she added.

Later, the woman lodged a complaint at the Shyampukur police station.

Eyewitnesses said the trooper was drunk.

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