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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

1280810.largeAfter a Facebook post on sexual harassment of a young girl went viral, the accused has been finally arrested.

Delhi University student was abused at a traffic signal in Tilak Nagar area in Delhi around 8 p.m. on Sunday. She lodged a police complaint and thereafter posted about the incident on Facebook.

Within 14 hours of posting the picture, police registered an FIR and started hunting the accused, Sarvjeet Singh. He was on a run and has been nabbed from Tilak Nagar. Singh has been arrested on charges of sexual harassment, criminal intimidation and use of word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman and investigation has begun under sections 354(a), 506 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code.

In her Facebook post, the victim said, “A man made obscene comments at me today (Sunday) at around 8 p.m. near Tilak Nagar. He was on a silver Royal Enfield, vehicle number DL 4S CE 3623. When I told him I am clicking his picture and I’m going to file a complaint against him, he responded by posing for a picture and said, “Jo kar sakti hai kar le. Complaint karke dikha, fir dekhiyo kya karta hun main (Do whatever you like. Complain and then see what I’ll do to you)”

She said what disturbed her more than the obscene remarks was that 20 passers-by heard what the accused said and no one intervened. “No one stood up for me. I was trying to cross the road when I came in front of the bike. When I pointed at the red signal and said he should have stopped, he began making obscene remarks.”

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Delhi’s Air Quality Still Remains ‘Very Poor’

The air in the national capital was so toxic after Diwali that the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) had declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR and had advised people, especially children and the aged, to limit their exposure to the environment

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The Supreme Court of India said that hell is better than polluted Delhi. Wikimedia Commons

The air quality of the national capital remains ‘very poor’ for the third consecutive day on Friday and was likely to further deteriorate to the ‘severe’ category in some parts of the city on Saturday.

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 388 on Friday, against Thursday’s 334.

The SAFAR model forecast suggests calm surface winds and a decrease in ventilation coefficient for the coming days and the condition was conducive for the pollutant accumulation.

“AQI is forecasted to stay at the border of very poor to the severe category until Saturday,” SAFAR said.

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Green activist Shravan Kumar Singh said the quality air index in Agra early Monday morning was 380. Pixabay

It said the overall Delhi AQI was in the lower end of the very poor category on Wednesday.

The city had witnessed drastic improvement in the air quality last week as the AQI was recorded in double digits at the ‘satisfactory’ category, after being seeing few of the worst air quality days in November.

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The air in the national capital was so toxic after Diwali that the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) had declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR and had advised people, especially children and the aged, to limit their exposure to the environment. (IANS)