The Sinhagad police on Sunday arrested a Doordarshan employee after he was found nude sun-bathing on Sunday morning at the historic Sinhagad Fort, Pune. The sunbather, identified as Latif Sayyed, 52-year-old, who works as an engineer for Doordarshan, was lying naked on Sinhagad fort between 8.30 am to 9.30 am, when the group of trekkers and cleaners who work at the fort.
The police arrested Doordarshan employee on complaints filed by a group of trekkers and cleaners who work at the fort. According to a Mid-Day report, the Doordarshan employee was sunbathing nude at the fort and refused to put on clothes, even after being asked to by a group of tourists.
The Haveli police in the district has now booked the man, resident of Wanowari, under Sections 295 A (outraging religious sentiments) and 509 (insulting a woman’s modesty) of the IPC. Mid-Day reported that on being prodded, the man reasoned that he was there to get “prescribed” dose of vitamin D, as advised by his doctor.
According to a report by news agency PTI, the man then hurriedly went inside after some people ticked him off for ‘hurting their religious sentiments’. Some of them also shot a video of the incident which went viral on social media.
The 52-year-old will be produced in court today, a police officer said.