Bangladesh court bans cameras in beauty salons

A female doctor last week complained to police that she was filmed by a hidden camera in a dressing room.

Dhaka: A court in Bangladesh has ordered all
beauty parlours to remove security cameras from their premises
after a top salon was caught filming a woman as she changed, a
state prosecutor said.

The scandal at a Persona salon caused outcry in
Muslim-majority Bangladesh and police interviewed company
owner Kaniz Almas Khan, a woman who runs a chain of successful
beauty parlours in Bangladesh and Thailand.

Khan said close circuit camera televisions are stationed
in all Persona rooms for security reasons, but a female doctor
last week complained to police that she was filmed by a hidden
camera in a dressing room.

Local police have since seized the camera and the
recording as they investigate.

Following an outpouring of anger in local papers and
online, the High Court "ordered all the country`s beauty
parlours to remove cameras from all their service rooms,"
assistant attorney general Samarendra Nath Biswas said.

The court also asked the government to formulate a policy
on the use of CCTV in sensitive places such as beauty
parlours, he said.

Khan, who is a respected businesswoman in the
conservative country, made headlines in 2009 when she
organised beauty and personal grooming lessons for new police
recruits.

PTI

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