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Mumbai Policemen Force Bargirl To Dance Inside Police Station

A Mumbai bargirl has accused two police officers of molesting her and forcing her to dance inside the police station. She has approached the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in this regard. Seema, who

PTI [ Updated: October 10, 2009 4:32 IST ]
mumbai policemen force bargirl to dance inside police
mumbai policemen force bargirl to dance inside police station

A Mumbai bargirl has accused two police officers of molesting her and forcing her to dance inside the police station. She has approached the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in this regard.

Seema, who worked as a singer in a bar in suburban Chembur, said - inspector Mahadeo Ahwad and sub-inspector Prabhakar Kamble - on September 28 "forcibly" took her to the Pant Nagar police station in suburban Ghatkopar and detained her for a day in the lock-up.

"Both Ahwad and Kamble beat her up and called her characterless. They pulled her duppatta off and demanded that she dance in the police station. When she refused to give in to their demands, they beat her up," Seema's advocate Prakash Wagh told PTI.

In a complaint filed with SHRC, Seema said she was taken to the police station in connection with the murder of a bar dancer Zareena Khan (24). Zareena was allegedly murdered by her husband Abu Kasim Khan and her brother last month.

Abu Kasim during his interrogation had told the police that he had killed his wife after Semma tipped him about her love affair with another person.

"They (police) beat me without any reason continuously for hours. When I asked them the reason for bringing me to the police station, they said I was being interrogated in my friend Zareena's murder case," Seema said in the complaint.

She also said she was taken to the police station in the absence of any women constable.

Senior police inspector M S Suryawanshi of Pant Nagar police station, has, however, refuted all the allegations.

"No such incident ever occurred. Seema was called in for questioning in connection with the murder case but she was not molested or assaulted as alleged by her," he said. PTI

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