Panaji, April 4:
A trial court on Saturday released on bail four Fabindia employees who were arrested on Friday for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store’s changing room in which union minister Smriti Irani was present.
The four – Karim Lakhani, Prashant Naik, Raju Panche and Paresh Bhagat – were released on a personal bond of Rs. 5,000 each, after the Judicial Magistrate First Class Mapusa accepted the contention of the defence counsel that the CCTV camera was not installed with malafide intention.
All the four accused in the case are junior employees of the niche boutique chain and were arrested following a complaint by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Michael Lobo.
They had been booked under Sections 354 C (voyeurism), 509 (intrusion into privacy) and section 66 E of the Information Technology Act.
The Crime Branch, investigating the case, is also expected to record statements of senior officials of Fabindia as well as the managing director William Bissell over the weekend. IANS