Shahbaz and Mohammed stalking, chasing a female journalist, police nab them within 24 hours

Two men have been nabbed by the Uttar Pradesh police for allegedly stalking and eve-teasing a woman journalist. On January 10, Charul Sharma, a news anchor with Sahara Samay new channel, had tagged Meerut police in a tweet complaining about the culprits. Sharma had also posted a picture of the culprits.

She also posted a short video in which the two culprits can be seen sitting on a two-wheeler without a number plate. She had tweeted that the two had been stalking and eve-teasing her on her way from Hapur Adda till Nai Sarak.

Her tweet was soon noticed by the chief minister’s office and directed the cops to arrest the stalkers.

Additional director general of police (ADG), law and order, Prashant Kumar said, “A woman journalist from Meerut was chased by two bike-borne youths on January 10. Showing courage, she took a photograph of the stalkers and posted it on Twitter, seeking police help to nab them.”

“Dear Meerut police, can you trace these people who are constantly harassing me from Hapur to Nai Sarak. I could not note the vehicle number as it did not have a number plate on it,” the journalist wrote on the micro-blogging site.

“Following instructions from the CM office, Meerut police swung into action and arrested the culprits, identified as Shahbaz and Mohammed Wasik,” the ADG said.

Acting swiftly on the complaint, the UP police managed to nab the culprits soon. Shalabh Mani Tripathi, the media advisor of Uttar Pradesh government, took to Twitter to inform that the culprits have been caught by the police.

Tripathi informed that the accused were arrested by the police within hours of receiving complaint against them and that the necessary action was being taken against them.

Many Twitter users applauded the UP police for prompt action. The journalist also appreciated the Meerut police for the swift and prompt action. While lauding the police department, Charul Sharma said that catching the culprits with only their photos was not an easy job.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.