Smriti Irani spots camera pointed at FabIndia's trial room in Goa

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New Delhi, April 3, 2015

Smriti Irani spots camera pointed at trial room in FabIndia store
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani spotted a camera pointed towards the trial room of a store of well-known apparel chain FabIndia at Candolim in Goa when she went there to buy some clothes today.
According to sources, Ms Irani alerted her husband Zubin Irani and local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Michael Lobo, who has filed a first information report with the local police on her behalf. Ms Irani had given a statement to the police in this regard, Mr Lobo told newspersons later.
The Minister was taking a two-day break with her family in Goa..
According to Mr Lobo, he was at home when he received a call from her around 12.45 pm. He said Ms Irani was shopping at the store, about 20 km from here, and was headed towards the trial room, after selecting some clothes, when she spotted the camera.
Mr Lobo said he found that the camera, though located outside the room, was trained on the trial room through a ventilator.
The police were informed, and they have seized the camera as well as recordings made in recent days and are investigating the matter. Four members of the staff at the showroom were called for questioning in this regard.
The incident has sparked off a debate about privacy issues at such places, especially in popular tourist destinations. The police has formed a team to check all showrooms in the area to ensure that there was no such invasion of privacy.

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