Lucknow, Apr 4: With a hidden camera spotted in a trial room of a garment store in Goa, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said police station in-charge will be held responsible if such devices are found in malls or show rooms in the state.
Terming such incidents a blot on the society, the CM said the police station in-charge of the area will be considered responsible for preventing such incidents and strict action will be taken in such cases.
The statement comes as a relief to the people of the state as Uttar Pradesh is home to many popular shopping malls.
An alert Union Minister Smriti Irani yesterday raised an alarm after she spotted a hidden camera at an outlet of a leading garment store that was pointed towards the trial room she used while trying out some clothes that led to a case of voyeurism being filed and arrest of four employees.
Four staff members of the Fabindia-owned outlet at the upmarket boutique chain at Candolim near here, who were earlier detained, were arrested by Goa police following a complaint by BJP MLA Michael Lobo who was called by Irani after the incident.