Raipur, May 24 (PTI) Three personnels of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been arrested by police in Chhattisgarh for allegedly molesting three minor girls, one of them a national-level table tennis player.Also Read - UP Block Panchayat Election Results: BJP Wins 8 Blocks in Lucknow; SP Gets 3 Seats in Sitapur

Head constables Manish Kumar (24), Nagendra Bhagor (26) and Prabhu Dayal (25) of ITBP’s 29th battalion were arrested yesterday, Kondagaon district Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav told PTI. Also Read - Wedding Turns Tragic as Groom's Cousin Shot Dead at Point-blank Range in Agra, Family Calls it Murder

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On May 22, a minor girl who is a national-level table tennis player lodged a complaint that when she and her two friends were returning after practise at a club in Kondagaon town, the accused accosted them.

The three men asked the girls for phone numbers, touched one of them inappropriately, and made lewd comments, the complainant alleged.

One of the girls called a relative, and when he reached the spot, the accused fled, the SP said.

Police have registered a case under IPC section 354 (molestation) and under theProtection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

While Kumar is native of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, Bhagor and Dayal are from Agra and Sikar (Rajasthan), the official said, adding that further probe was on.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.