Ola driver masturbates in front of woman in Bengaluru, top cop apologizes


Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS): In a shocking incident, an Ola cab driver allegedly masturbated in front of a young woman passenger while on a ride in Bengaluru in the wee hours of Friday. After she raised the issue on social media, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant apologized for the incident and also ordered that the culprit be nabbed.

The incident had taken place when the young journalist working for a reputed English daily, after work booked an Ola cab to reach her residence. "In a city that I call home, it made me feel extremely unsafe today. Took an Ola around the usual time, after work only to be with a driver who had the audacity to think he could masturbate in front of me. He kept at it thinking I hadn't noticed and kept at it," she said.

"As soon as I noticed, he closed the dhoti he was wearing and pretended nothing was wrong. With the little courage I had, I screamed and shouted, made him stop the cab. Unfortunately, I was in the middle of a dark street with a barely lit street light. He stopped and drove off," she explained.

The victim said she couldn't use the emergency contact number. "Yes, there's an emergency contact number but when you're put in a situation like that, sometimes you don't think. You just want it to stop and get away from the situation. For all I know, it could have turned into something unimaginable that I could not have stopped," she explained.

"I finally found another ride who dropped me home, ripped me off for a short ride but the money wasn't the concern at the time," she said.

"Ola has assured that the driver has been suspended and a complaint has been launched. But how is anyone supposed to feel safe when returning home after a day of work? Are we just going to stop functioning because these men, who don't know how to keep it in their pants?," she said.

That's why women stay on calls when travelling alone. That's why they share locations with others to keep track. All this, just because women want to feel safe when none of this is even their fault, she added.

"Tonight my city failed me. Scarred me once again with public molestation. Another scare to add in this world we live in," she said.

Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant responded to her posts and stated, "We are sorry to hear about this. Your complaint is duly noted and a team has already been put on the job by DCP Central to secure the culprit. They will get in touch with you for more details. This will also be taken up with Ola cabs for appropriate action at their end," he assured.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Kiran, Kudla

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    So, the driver did it while driving? looks like talented driver.. one hand on steering, another on gear and somewhere else ..ughhhh..

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    All such reputed companies must introduce compulsory uniform for the drivers.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Khakhi Lungi / Disdasha flavi ???... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    It is also possible that... after all the investigation... the Cab Driver may be potentially diagnosed as mentally challenged...!!!!! case puska....!!!!!, and the Reporter got her publicity.... (That is probably what is intended to achieve).... after all LORD Brahma knows the truth..., (This approach can be termed as GODI formula for success & fame and now a days idiot box (TV) viewership is declining as the content is only biased & focused on 1940's history)

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    It is possible driver is suffering from gonorrhea making him wear dhoti & scratch the hell out of himself. Only investigation can tell whether itwas Khujli or criminal act

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    In crime prone deserted areas why should a single woman take the risk of hiring a pvt cab in the middle of the night? Secondly being a professional journalist, why did the victim not dial the police emergency number after getting off the cab assuming she was stunned to do so while inside the Ola?

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    She was shocked and it took time for her to come back to normalcy....unexpected behavior from the driver...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Cynthia, You better be careful, Karnataka is filled with Perverts ...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    the lady reported that the cab driver was wearing dhoti... it may be lungi / mundu, not dhoti.... driver must be from one of the two "lungi states" of southern India...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    True....no doubt at all...

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    This story is meaningless by explanation of Media Woman. Let Me ask all Men the following incidents which might have happened in front of you. These incidents happened to me since my very Young days. Even now I see it many times but I did not publish in Media like this lady did. I have seen Labor women from North Karnataka lifting their Saree and Urinating by the roadside. I have seen in my young days when blouses and Sarees were common dress. I have seen Farm labor Women inserting their hand inside the blouse and scratching their breast. Mosquitos were plenty and poor women were facing bites which led them to even raising sarees to scratch body. Now Modesty is gone to garbage can. In olden days if a Person wears Torn Pants, will be called Beggar. Now it is called Fashion. It is time to ignore this Lady's stupid story.

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  • Ll rslie, Mangalor

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    What a stupid comment.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    To put an end to such cases, cabbies should be made to wear chastity belts compulsorily!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    I'm sure this OLA Driver is from Uttar Pradesh ...

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  • Girishk, UDUPI

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Visit Kankanady ASAP. You are an equivalent threat to the society as that driver.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    oye, ಮರ್ಲಾ,UP people do not wear dhoti/mundu....

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Let me quote in toto : Quote - "...…. The incident had taken place when the young journalist working for a reputed English daily, after work booked an Ola cab to reach her residence...….." With all due respect and without any prejudice......., The emphasis is that the Journalist is a Media professional.... since MEDIA terminology is too GENERIC... it is prudent to clarify ...Whether the MEDIA is GODI or Otherwise........, the Journalist may be in need of some publicity......, in an era of FEKUISM.... possibilities are many... let the investigation continue..... so far the reported news is a monologue version... Let the Law keeping force take note of alleged Driver's version also....!!!!!

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  • Girishk, UDUPI

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Can see the what a great presence Modi and BJP have in your head. Every comment section you are there somehow relating that article to BJP and Hindu. So sick man you're!

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    @ Girishk, UDUPI … you are absorbing more than what is warranted..., you catch the phrases to understand based on my narratives, to attribute the facts to domain, based your own understanding, inferences & wisdom., though I understand that the reality bites..., then it is time for you to introspect by yourself for a good cause... transform yourself to find solace..., the nava bharata ideological battle within Hindustan is one of 1947 (An era of REAL Independence) vs 2014 (an era of FEKU Independence which I reject it out rightly as it is void ab initio; courtesy - the virtue of GODI Media)…, the phrase SICK Mind... suits appropriate if the mind calling so is not SICK...., any ways beginning 2022 you won't find my comments or views any longer in Daiji..., as i am past my Shashtyabda .... time to focus more on Divine matters..., (Let me know if the use of few popular words are patented, i don't mind restraining myself if someone is too possessive of it)

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Liver check malpavula maaraya!

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    @ Shankara...., thanks for suggestion... which liver (goat or sheep....?)... any short cut option from fartanjali....!!!!!, lol....

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  • aithappa moolya, manglaore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    india lags behind very much in use of technology..ola management can make use of CCTV camera sorts inside all their cars so that the moment the person starts pulling his gear instead of the one of the vehicle, they can ring an alarm and stop him midway...rather than wait for the whole act to get over..

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  • Sp, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    What you're saying is true. But the problem with cab aggregators like Ola is that they don't own the cars or the drivers. They don't do any background checks on their drivers. I have personally faced at least 2 to 3 drunk drivers

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    ಎಂಕುಲ್ನ ಕಾಲಡ್, 65 ವರ್ಸ ಇಂಚ ಮಾಂತ ಪಬ್ಲಿಕಡ್ ನಡತ್ತಜಪ್ಪ್. 2014-ನಡ್ದ್ ಬೊಕ್ಕ ಹಾಲ್ ಆತಂಡ್. (in our time, dis has not happened in da public since 65 years. all dees has been started after 2014). abuses & rapes name is make in India after 2014.

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  • Noman, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Also consider another fact that probably digitalization and internet access to the masses have created an opportunity for such heinous acts to be brought out into the open.

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  • Mangalorean, Kudla

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Why blaming men here? No solid proof available here, She might have cooked up story. Need transparent investigation, If driver found guilty give him punishment , What if it was just a blame game ? does govt punish that girl? Its a clear mistake of employer, Why they cant provide cab from organization?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Very true! Being a professional journalist why did she not complain immediately after alighting from Ola? Also, all professionally run cos provide free company transport during night time! Needs fair investigation before coming to a conclusion.

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  • H Kunder, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Ola drivers' pants/dothis should be digitally locked during working hours inorder to keep their female passengers safe.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    So sad to hear this. So many cases of rapes, sexual misconduct and still people talk about culture is rich and so forth. Is this a culture. Animals are behaving much better than these filthy idiots. If women are not safe then no one is safe in a democracy

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    after 2014 rapists are garlanded by the chaddi party that is ruling....so perverts like this driver have got the guts.....they know that nothing will happen as the premier of the country itself has abondoned his wife...till we have PM who is upright in his or her life there is no respite from evil deeds like this...only way is to bring back UPA and Mamta Didi is the best choice....

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    While condemning the dirty incident, an Ola driver clad in dhoti at an unearthly hour is bizarre? Would anyone board such a driver's cab? Ladies serving till late in the night are normally provided with free company transport till their respective residences! Also, many young females traveling late in the night have had been partying hard in pubs and could be disoriented enough for someone to have the audacity to take advantage of, this is very common in metro cities, but it appears that Bangalurus crime rate is increasing drastically.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    I think it is not for the first time in Ola cab ,some drivers misbehave .Or dance out of the line .Why dont the management look into their past through police report before engage them.?It is high time to do this.When they misbehave with women or witha passanger he should be not only thrown out but he should be punished .Whether night or day they should be dressed not in their home dress but a drivers dress as other cab driver.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    D Souza Mudarangady /Udipi,You are a case for Psychiater.Shame on you for such commentar .Only women are crossing boundries of dress and culture,men not?No moral ?Why he wore Dhoti instead of normal pants during his working time?where it is said woman crossed the boundries of her dress?and culture?I am sure you are hiding your real surname and write in fake name.May God help you.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Travel in auto, safe n economical.

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  • TK, Saudi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Auto guy might wear dhoti also and have unnecessary vices

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Auto drivers are wearing suit?

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Why you people bring politics in this plain Criminal case with moral issues involved ???.... Disgusting.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    When bjpee used politics to win election during 2014.. why not other's. Only bjpee can do politics.. remember delhi gang rape?

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Whole thing is, when women crosses the boundries of culture of dress code, behaviour etc followed from many years in India, men looses his boundries tooo..... Only blaming men does not make any sense.

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  • Sp, Mangaluru

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Would you say that sari is also revealing? According to you women should roam around in burkhas. There are nuns also that have been raped.

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  • Dsouza D, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Dsouza- is this your real name? if yes you will understand my message to you: If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Note: you have no right to defend crime in the name of western culture. English is from the west so why bother following this language and articles on websites? Just stay away with your dumb/ignorant moral values..People like you make my India look ugly. Don't promote the rape culture.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Whatever culture boudaries ! Even naked mr. Dsouza who gave gave you permission to misbehave. I am ashamed you are Dsouza

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  • Jessie, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Why don't women lose their boundaries looking at men in shorts? or whatever they wear? The shit is in people's mind, not in their dress code.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    First time in 75 Years ...

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    >> Kolkatta - Uber driver allegedly masturbating, arrested July >> Mumbai: Ola Driver Arrested After Woman’s Complaint No, you should stick to dailyworld and keep feeling that you know everything . lol

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Ola cab driver is your supporter Jossey Sir ?... First time in 75 years what ?? .... Tendlen ???... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    😅😅😅😅😅😅😅🙊🙊🙊🙊

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Cynthia, You Too Brutus 🙊 ...

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  • DS, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Jossey has achieved a world by writing million times same comments. For god sake please replace your cassette.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    DS, If you guys can blame Nehru for all your Misfortunes ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Langool, Tamdi Kandgi ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Dotto....nei the...Kanghi hya vorsachi yeddol khondunk naa.....Ho Lan Siraso tendlyaso bel......

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Cynthia, I know Gherkins is your Favorite Vegetable ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    ತಾಕಾ ಮೆಳೊಂವ್ಕ್ ನಾಂ ಕುಂಡ್ಲೆಂ.

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    are you keeping a tally? These are sick, sex crazu people and under the lungi (or robe) they were nothing. Many cases may have escaped you.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Mohan, Maybe he was changing Gears 😅😅😅

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    Third gear must be structed inside the lungi 🤣😂

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Added feature of Ola cab ride for free.......

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, india

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    These kinds of acts should be strictly taken into consideration.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    People, This guy is unfit to drive a public transport Vehicle.... I thought these Public transport vehicle drivers must wear uniform Khaki pant and shirt....how come he was wearing Dhoti ???... He should be given maximum sentence allowed in law and should never be allowed to operate a public transport vehicle again in his life-time.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • well wisher, kudla

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Dhoti brand is spoiled entire nation since 2014, but your suggestions are welcome , please come back from US

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    During congress era rapists were nabbed immediately and punished. Now since 2014 BJP era rapists are garlanded and promoted with life long benefits paid for from our taxes. No bills and stricter measures I presume from BJP regarding rapes, crimes, drugs, Bitcoin and fraudulent activities. BJP wants bill passed only on conversions and beef!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?…..

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  • JNB, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    BJP only wants to strengthen the Cow protection Law at any cost in Karnataka bit not in Goa and UP exporters..

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Few samples of rape committed during Congi rule and well protected. But Slaves keep misguiding with fake news but still call Modi as Faku.. LOL 14/04/2021 · Kidnapping & rape accused Mohd Mushtaq, arrested after 9 year Apr 2021 Rape Accused Arrested After 33 Years in J&K Chitlapakkam : 53y was convicted of raping a young woman in 2007 arrested in 2015 After 22 years, main accused in Odisha gang rape case arrested 2 absconding rape accused arrested in Reasi after 19 years 100 more... LOL

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    There was no culture of garland and clean chit to rapists, minsters and activists during congress era. BTW, nobody said there was no rapes during congress era.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    dont take pride in twistingm that is not what Real Veer Men do . LOL

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    if the arrest is happening after 10yy, 15 yr, 22yr, 33yr what does that mean? Congis were not garlanding, but hiding them in bangaldesi pockets? LOL

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, Dec 04 2021

    When we compare with congress bjpee MLAs and Mps have more sex CDs.. lol

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