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Image: The US Consulate in Kolkata. 

Kolkata: A youth has been arrested on charges of molesting a deputy consul general of the US Consulate in Kolkata.

The incident took place on 11 April (Wednesday) night when the diplomat was heading back to the Consulate located on Ho Chi Minh Sarani in central Kolkata via Broad Street.

She subsequently lodged an FIR at Shakespeare Sarani police station. Cops arrested the accused youth, Rohit Agarwal, on Thursday night. He was produced at the Bankshall court in the city today and the court sent him to 14 days jail custody.

The court has granted police the permission to hold a test identification parade for the accused and also record the confidential statement of the abused deputy consul general.