Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 7: In the backdrop of the incident involving Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani where a camera was detected facing the trial room in a Goa outlet, police have launched a drive to inspect garment shops and hotels in the Kerala capital to prevent such incidents.
Under the initiative titled "Operation Dignity", inspections were carried out in about 15 shops in the city on Monday, police said. [Fabindia snoopgate: Inspection not to end in Goa alone]
"In the first day, we conducted inspections in around 15 shops. Though nothing suspicious had been found, we are planning more surprise checks in the coming days," Latha L, the Women Cell Circle Inspector, told PTI.
The Cyber Cell experts are also assisting the police in finding out if any cameras are hidden in shops and hotels, they said. [Goa Police summons Fabindia CEO, MD]
The squad, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Zacharia George, comprises four circle inspectors, including that of a Women Cell besides Cyber Cell officials.
Police said the drive was envisaged to protect the dignity of women as well as to check the misuse of technological gadgets as such a possibility is high now-a-days and frequent inspections would help reduce these incidents to some extent.
Besides the trial rooms, security and safety installations in the shops would also be brought under the scanner, the official said. [FabIndia fallout: Check out ways to find a hidden camera in your trial room]