Wadala police arrest pervert who was on the run

Last week, a man flashed at a woman in a running local train and managed to flee when commuters in the adjacent compartment raised their voices


Four days ago, a young man had flashed at a woman in a running local train on the harbour line. The man was on the run and on Friday, Wadala police were successful in arresting 19-year-old accused Imran Sheikh. He was produced in the railway court where he was sentenced to 6-days in police custody. 

What's the story?

On September 7, 2018, the victim boarded a Panvel-bound local train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) railway station. As the train started, accused Sheikh boarded the same compartment where the victim was present. As the local train left CSTM station, the victim screamed and Jitesh Utekar, who was present in the adjacent compartment, saw Sheikh flashing at the woman.

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However, when Utekar and other commuters raised their voices, the accused went near the door and alighted from the running local train at Masjid Bunder railway station and ran away.

Meanwhile, Utekar uploaded the man's photo on social media and handed over the same to Wadala police to help in the investigation. Likewise, Wadala police arrested the accused with the help of CCTV footage and photo provided by Utekar.

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