A 60 year old man has been arrested by the Bhiwandi police today on charges of molesting minor girls during the last six months. The accused is employed as a power loom worker in Bhiwandi. As per information provided by police officials, his arrest has been made under the relevant sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act, 2012. The police have identified him as Mohammad Aslam Mohammad Khalik Momin. He resides in the Khaja Mohalla area of the town. The 60 year old man was arrested after a complaint was filed against him by one of the victims.
As per the complaint, the accused had made it a habit to call minor girls to a power loom unit and molest them there. This, the victim said, was going on for the last six months. The victim said that they did not report the matter earlier because the man used to threaten them that he would kill their parents if they discussed things with anyone. However, one of the victims eventually got fed up with the repeated molestation and informed their parents, who then approached the police to file the complaint. The case is currently being investigated by the police, and more details would be revealed in the coming days.