The Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.
On 26 September 2022 at about 9.15pm, the Police were alerted to a case where a woman was purportedly molested by an unknown man along Cantonment Road. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division and Police Operations Command Centre established the identity of the man and arrested him within two hours of the report. Investigations are ongoing.
The 37-year-old man will be charged in court on 28 September 2022. The offence of outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments.
The Police have zero tolerance towards sexual offenders who threaten the safety of the community. Offenders will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.