Kochi: A lookout notice was issued against a Kerala vlogger for allegedly attempting to misbehave with a woman from Saudi Arabia, under the pretext of an interview. The "lookout circular" was issued by Kerala Police as the accused was in Canada.
A case was registered against Shakeer Suban alias 'Mallu Traveler' over the alleged incident that took place on September 13 at a hotel in Kochi. According to the complainant, the accused allegedly attempted to outrage the modesty of the foreign national. A case under section 354 (Outraging the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Subhan.
However, the vlogger denied the allegations in a YouTube video, he claimed that the woman and her partner visited him at a hotel and requested financial support. He has responded to the case in a video posted on his social media pages.
In the video, Shakir stated that the woman contacted him through Instagram introducing herself as his fan.
Shakir Subhan, a travel vlogger, has over 2.2 million followers on Instagram and 2.7 million subscribers on YouTube. Subhan, who worked as a salesman in a supermarket in Dubai, rose to fame through his travel vlogs.
(with PTI inputs)