New Delhi: A male employee of a call centre has been detained for questioning after several women from the organisation claimed in their complaints to the police that he put a spy camera in the women’s lavatory in the office.
The police have received written complaints from at least five women employees of HSS call centre in Pitampura, Northwest Delhi.
A case has been registered against the accused, identified as Sanjay Kumar.
According to an officer, Kumar, in his twenties, allegedly put a ‘camera pen’ in a packet of air-freshener kept inside the women’s lavatory in the call centre. “When one of the women employees entered the lavatory, she saw something blinking in the packet of air-freshener,” a police official said. “On closer scrutiny, she found out that it was a camera and informed the company management.”
The police have taken the pen drive containing the footage and sent it for examination. According to the officer, Kumar would be interrogated to investigate whether he put the camera in the lavatory and the motive behind it.
“We have found recording of approximately five minutes from the pen drive. But it was a little damaged,” the officer said.
According to the officer, the pen drive got damaged following a melee during an argument between the management and women employees who claimed to have found the camera.
Kumar, who reportedly works in the HR department of the organisation, was reportedly taken into custody and is undergoing interrogation. He has been booked under IPC Section 509 (word, gesture or act to insult the modesty of woman) at Rani Bagh police station.
The role of others in the call centre is also being investigated, the police said.
According to the police, the call centre employs 80 to 90 people, and most customer executives are women.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) N S Bundela confirmed that a case has been registered and that about five minutes of footage has been found in the pen drive.