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Man imprisoned for taking obscene pictures on Dubai Metro

A chef who took pictures of women with his mobile phone on the Dubai Metro was sentenced to three months in prison.

DUBAI // A man who used his mobile phone to zoom in on and photograph the cleavages of women travelling on the Dubai Metro has been sentenced to three months in prison.

The Criminal Court also confiscated the man's mobile phone and ordered him to be deported following his jail term.

Pakistani BS, a 28-year-old cook, was caught after a female passenger noticed him filming her at Al Rashidiya Metro station on June 24 this year. She told a policemen of her suspicions and he confronted the man.

When the officer checked the man's mobile phone he found 13 obscene clips featuring the cleavage of various passengers, including the woman who reported him. The cook had also filmed up the skirts of some of the women.

In court he denied charges of sexual assault against a number of women, claiming he meant only to film public places.

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