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BARAMULLA — Baramulla Police on Friday said to have arrested a ready-made garments shop owner for secretly recording videos in a changing room.

In a statement, as per the news agency KDC, a police spokesman said that Police Station Chandoosa received a written complaint from a minor girl (name withheld) accompanied by her sister wherein she stated that on April 26, 2023, she went to a readymade shop at Bandi Payeen belonging to Aijaz Ahmad Sofi son of Gh Nabi Sofi, resident of Bandi Payeen Chandoosa and selected some clothes and went to changing room for trial.

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“After entering in the changing room, she found a hidden mobile phone which was kept there for secretly recording the customer’s videos while changing clothes,” he said.

Acting promptly upon the complaint, a case FIR under sections of IPC, IT Act and POCSO Act was registered in Police Station Chandoosa and an investigation was taken up, the statement said.

He said that during the course of the investigation, a team headed by SHO Police Station Chandoosa, Inspector Irfan Ahmad under the supervision of SDPO Kreeri, Khalid Ashraf (JKPS) was constituted and the accused person namely Aijaz Ahmad Sofi (owner of the shop) was taken into custody immediately in the instant case. “Mobile devices of the accused have also been seized and further investigation is going on.”

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Community members are requested to be careful while using trail rooms, the spokesman advised.

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