Mimi Chakraborty, taxi driver, indecent gestures, harassment

Taxi driver arrested for harassing actress Mimi Chakraborty

A taxi driver was arrested for allegedly making indecent gestures at actress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mimi Chakraborty.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Deba Yadav, has also been accused of making lewd comments.

The alleged incident occurred around 1.30 pm on Sep 14 when Chakraborty was driving towards Gariahat crossing from Ballygunge Phari.

Mimi Chakraborty, taxi driver, indecent gestures, harassment

“I was returning from the gym. It was raining heavily, when suddenly at one of the signals this taxi driver showed wrong gestures. Initially, I ignored him but then he was again giving a bad gesture. I thought if I leave him alone today, the woman who will board his taxi at night won’t be safe. So I decided to take him to the police. He was drunk, and has been arrested,” the MP told the media.

Mimi Chakraborty, taxi driver, indecent gestures, harassment

A case has been registered against Yadav, a resident of Uttar Panchanna gram in Anandapur police station area, at Gariahat police station.

Mimi Chakraborty, taxi driver, indecent gestures, harassment

He has been charged with IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).

The MP has thanked Kolkata Police for taking prompt action against the accused.




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