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Pune firm's MD held for sexually harassing

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

The managing here was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing and a woman employee, a said today.

The industrial firm's top official, aged 58, was arrested on March 6 after the 34-year-old employee alleged in her police complaint that he was sending her "objectionable" text and voice messages on her phone and also her, station's said.

However, the was later released on bail.

Before approaching the police, the woman had complained to the firm's internal sexual committee but she claimed that no action was taken, Patrudkar said.

"The complainant, while registering the case, had furnished all the evidence including the text and voice messages sent by the accused and recorded conversations, which have sexual overtones," he said.

"On the basis of the complaint, we registered a case against him under Indian Penal Code sections 354-A (sexual harassment) and 354-D (stalking)," he added.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 14:15 IST