New Delhi: An FIR was lodged on Tuesday against Station House Officer (SHO) of Delhi Cantonment Police Station for allegedly molesting a woman photojournalist on March 23.
The journalist was covering the protest by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, when the SHO Vidyadhar Singh misbehaved with her. He has been charged under section 354 A (sexual harassment) of Indian Penal Code.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (PRO) Madhur Verma on Monday said a vigilance inquiry was ordered against the officer after the complaint and the report was submitted.
The SHO claimed he mistook the journalist for a protester and tried to push her away. Police said disciplinary action would be initiated against him for unprofessional behaviour. Further vigilance inquiry in the matter is underway.