Ex-Aarong worker held for recording women in changing rooms

Nuruzzaman Labu
Published : 15:35, Jan 28, 2020 | Updated : 15:40, Jan 28, 2020

Sirajul Islam SajibSirajul Islam Sajib, a former worker of Aarong, a fashion retailer has been arrested by the police for possessing secretly recorded videos of women in the Aarong changing rooms. Sajib used the videos to extort money or to fulfil his deviant sexual desires. A case under the Digital Security Act has been lodged against him at the Kafrul police station.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Nazmul Islam of cyber security and crime division, said: “An officer came from Aarong and based on the information supplied we arrested Sajib.”
A woman working in Aarong’s Banani branch lodged a General Diary (GD) at the Banani police station on Jan 16 saying that on Jan 11, Sajib sent a video to her account from the Facebook ID of Simanta Saikat and she found that it was a video of her changing clothes at the staff changing room at Aarong’s Banani branch.
At this point, Sajib demanded the woman show her body via video link, threatening to release the previous video if she did not.
When the woman lodged a case at the DMP’s cyber security and crime unit, Sajib was arrested on Saturday (Jan 25) afternoon from the capital’s Shewrapara.
During interrogation, Sajib admitted to recording the woman in question. He admitted to using his mobile phone to record women staff changing their clothes. The police have recovered 120 videos of 13 women staff of Aarong from Sajib.
Sajib was terminated from employment in 2019 after a staff member brought allegations of sexual harassment against him.