Mangaluru

‘Moral policing’: mall employee arrested, released on bail

The Mangaluru North police on Wednesday arrested one person, who allegedly confronted and harassed a group of students outside a mall on Tuesday. After questioning, he was released on bail.



The police said that Mansoor (35), a resident of Natekal on the outskirts of the city, works in the mall. He was among the five persons, who confronted three students belonging to different religions.



Since the students were reluctant to file a police complaint after the incident, a team of policemen met them and their parents on Wednesday. Following this, the boy filed a complaint against five persons for harassing them in public.



The police said that they had collected photographs of the incident that were captured by onlookers. They also crosschecked these photographs with the CCTV footage. They are on the lookout for the other suspects. The accused has been arrested under Sections 143 (being member of unlawful assembly), 149 (offence committed by unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Since these offences are bailable, the police released Mansoor.

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