In wake of the Fabindia incident in Goa, all district SPs in Chhattisgarh have been directed to inspect trial rooms of garment stores and bathrooms of hotels to check for hidden cameras.
“A day after a hidden camera was found in a trial room in the Fabindia outlet in Goa, all SPs are asked to check out the trial rooms at apparel outlets and bathrooms in hotels in the state,” said Rajiv Srivastava, ADG, CID on Saturday.
The officer said he has written to SPs asking them to conduct surprise checks at the trial rooms of all garment stores and bathrooms of hotels and malls.
“They have been asked to take strict action if cameras are found at these places,” he said, adding they are asked to conduct a regular as well as a surprise check at these places and ensure that these places are safe for women.
The responsibility of women’s safety lies with police and such inspection are needed to be carried out at trial rooms and other places (inside malls and showrooms), the ADG said.
The directions were issued after yesterday’s incident at Candolim village near Panaji wherein Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani spotted a hidden camera that was pointed towards the trial room she used, that led to a case of voyeurism being filed and the arrest of four employees.