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Staring at a woman for more than 14 seconds can land you in jail: Kerala Excise Commissioner
Next time if you are in Kerala and a woman passes by, then just keep in mind that you cannot look at her, and even if you look at her, then don't stare her for more than 14 seconds or else you might fall in a legal soup.

It might sound absurd to you, but it's true as Kerala Excise Commissioner, Rishiraj Singh while sharing a piece of information said that a case can be filed against a man who continually stares at a woman for more than 14 seconds.

While addressing a gathering of students at a public event on Sunday at Kochi, Singh said, "A case can be charged against a man who annoyingly stares continually at a woman for 14 seconds. But not a single such case has been registered so far in Kerala," reported the Hindu.

The Commissioner also said that women should be proactive in reporting anti-social elements and learn martial arts to defend themselves.

But his '14 seconds comment' does not seem to have gone down well with everyone, and the tweeples started trolling the bureaucrat.

Singh is not new to controversy! In the past when he was serving as the state's Transport Commissioner, he had garnered the reputation of being a tough cop. As soon as he took charge as the Transport Commissioner in 2014, he had imposed strict rules on traffic offenders.

Earlier in 2015, he refused to salute then Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala at a public event, which erupted a controversy. He was asked for an explanation for his conduct by the State's home minister.

Just a few days back, Rishiraj Singh had boycotted an event hosted by the excise department, taking objection that the officers who came to invite him were not in their uniforms despite being on duty.

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