//Ex-officer jailed for Mumbai rape

Ex-officer jailed for Mumbai rape

The police check post on Marine Drive used to be under this bridge

The police check-post was located under this bridge on Marine Drive

A court in Mumbai (Bombay) has sentenced a former Indian policeman to 12 years in prison for raping a teenager at a police check post.

The incident occurred last year when Sunil More was on duty in southern Mumbai’s famous Marine Drive area.

The sea-facing Marine Drive is a busy traffic route and a popular haunt of couples wishing to spend time together.

The incident caused a public outcry in Mumbai which has had a reputation for being a relatively safe city for women.

The police post where the rape took place was removed after protests from angry residents.

The court also fined More 26,500 rupees ($580) for threatening behaviour, intimidation and wrongful confinement.

The court heard that More had summoned the victim along with her male friend after allegedly finding them in a compromising position.

He then asked the boy to leave and allegedly raped the girl, who was reported to be 16 or 17 at the time, in the check post, prosecutors said. He was allegedly drunk when the rape occurred.

Soon after the rape was reported, More was taken in to police custody and sacked from the service a few days later.