The police have finally nabbed Ansar Shaikh, the Mulund-based laboratory assistant wanted for clicking a video of a female patient and then escaping when confronted. Shaikh had been on the run since Thursday when a shocked female patient discovered Shaikh’s mobile phone in the X-ray room of the pathological lab set to the video mode. When confronted, Shaikh first denied it was his phone and when his lie was nailed, slashed a female colleague’s hand and escaped.
Late on Friday night the cops found the 28-year-old Shaikh hiding in a dargah at Kindipada in Bhandup. According to police officials, their fears that Shaikh had fled the city were unfounded. “The accused was scared and hiding inside a dargah and our team picked him up from there itself,” said an officer from Mulund Police Station.
Shaikh was booked under sections 509 (outraging the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (causing hurt) and 292 (dealing in obscene material) of the Indian Penal Code, besides Section 669 (c) of the Information Technology Act. He was produced in court on Saturday and has been remanded to police custody for two days.