Indian Police investigated a complaint made by a federal government minister about a closed-circuit TV looking into a changing room where she was trying on clothes.
According to police officer Nilesh Rane, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani was in the store on Friday when she was informed about the camera by one of the sales assistants. The camera was reportedly aimed through the changing room's ventilator.
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Popular with tourists, the store is in the beach village of Candolim. On the condition of anonymity, a police officer said that the camera was found to be recording customers inside the room.
Rane said some arrests were likely to be made on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman, for which a maximum prison sentence of two years can be handed.
Michael Lobo, a state lawmaker belonging to Irani’s governing Bharatiya Janta Party, told reporters that the camera had recorded footage of “women changing clothes over the past three to four months”.
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This was not the only instance in which complaints of hidden cameras in changing rooms was made. Complaints were apparently pouring in from across the country. "Not just this boutique. All stores with such a facility must be investigated," Durgadas Kamat, the spokesperson for the opposition Congress party, demanded.
This article originally appeared on Associated Press
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