Three persons have been arrested and sent to jail on charges of secretly installing CCTV cameras in the Dhanmondi branch of the beauty parlor named Women’s World, recording and storing sensitive videos.
Following the verbal complaint of a female victim, the police raided the parlor located on Satmasjid Road in Dhanmondi of the capital on Tuesday night and arrested three people. Three people were arrested in Dhanmondi Model Police Station yesterday Wednesday in the case of the Pornography Control Act. The three arrested have been sent to jail by the court yesterday.
The three persons arrested are Parlor General Manager Taslim Arif alias Elias (52), Administrative Manager Imadul Hasan (53) and Information Technology Manager MH Jewel Khandkar (33).
The other two defendants in the case are parlor owner Taslima Chowdhury Kana Alam (57) and branch owner Farnaz Alam (32). They are fugitives.
Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Dhanmondi region today Thursday. Abu Taleb told Prothom Alo that the three arrested have been sent to prison through the court. Efforts are on to nab the two absconding accused.
This police officer also said that the videos of many women who were served in this parlor in Dhanmondi were found in the digital video recorder (DVR) of the hidden camera. These videos have been captured and stored in illegal ways. The arrested three said in the initial interrogation that they installed CCTV cameras in the parlor six months ago. A police investigation is underway to find out whether any video footage has been misused.
The plaintiff in the case is Sub-Inspector (SI) Ekramul Haque of Dhanmondi Adarsh Police Outpost (under Dhanmondi Model Police Station). It is said in the statement of the case, evidence of secret video recording and storage was seized from the parlor during the raid. The arrested persons admitted during the initial interrogation that they conspired with the absconding accused to capture and store the offensive-touching videos of the women who came to the parlor for service for nefarious purposes.
Inspector of Dhanmondi Model Police Station. Shahjahan told Prothom Alo that a woman victim made a verbal complaint about the parlor. He did not file a written complaint with the police because he was mentally disturbed. Later the police raided the parlor and found the truth of the allegations. Because of this, the police filed a case as a plaintiff.
According to the prothomalo