The alleged offence took place in August in Lakshmanjhula, a major tourist attraction in Rishikesh.

A 30-year-old American lady was arrested for allegedly collaborating in an obscene photoshoot on Rishikesh’s well-known landmark and vacationer attraction Lakshmanjhula, Uttarakhand police stated Sunday.

The arrest was made on Saturday within the ongoing investigation of a case towards a 27-year-old French lady who was arrested for an alleged obscene photoshoot on the similar place in August. She had later uploaded the pictures on social media platforms, police stated.

RK Saklani, station home officer, Muni Ki Reti police station of Rishikesh which is probing the case stated, “The American woman was wanted in the aforementioned case as she was accused of assisting the French woman in the photoshoot. She was also involved in the photoshoot along with her.”

“She was, however, booked on charges of only obscene act in public as she didn’t upload them on the social media which could have also attracted the charges under IT Act,” stated Saklani.

The police officer stated the American lady after being arrested was introduced earlier than the Justice of the Peace who then launched her on a nice of ₹2,000.

“During questioning, she told police that, she was asked by the French woman to assist her in the photoshoot to promote her beads’ garlands business after she had met her during the lockdown in Rishikesh,” stated Saklani.

“The probe against the French woman will continue,” stated Saklani

The French lady who has additionally been granted bail is at present staying in Rishikesh.


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