KOLKATA: Weeks after Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted CCTV at a store in Goa, another CCTV row erupted in Kolkata as hidden cameras were found in Water Park’s ladies room.

Nine employees, including Manager, of Aquatica Water Park in Kolkata were arrested following the allegations that closed circuit cameras were installed in its women’s changing room.

The news came in lime light, when a woman, who had gone to the changing room on Sunday, allegedly found CCTVs and along with her husband went to the management where they were reportedly pushed and threatened by the bouncers and other employees.

Meanwhile, the locals gathered to the spot and the furious crowd caught the manager, who was later arrested. Another employee was arrested on the same day in association with the case and the two were then presented before the court on Monday and were sent to four days of judicial custody. 

Six bouncers and another employee were arrested on Monday and CCTV cameras from the Water Sports Park were also seized, said police officer.

In its defence, Aquatica CEO Manshu Tandan claimed that there was no hidden camera in the amusement park, saying “Instead there are CCTV cameras which were focused towards locker room. As Aquatica is under renovation, we have extended the gents locker room and converted it into ladies locker room. This work was completed late night on Thursday.” 

The cameras are looked after by a third party which was asked to remove the cameras but the work was not done because of the weekend, said official.

“We would also like to make it clear that we had no bad intention. It`s just a mistake that the non-operational camera was not removed due to manpower shortage,” official added, claiming that the hard disc of the camera was handed over to the police for investigation.

(With IANS Inputs)

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