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'Angel Investor' Mahesh Murthy arrested for sexual harassment

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Veteran 'angel investor' and start-up guru was arrested here on Friday following a complaint of lodged by a woman, police said.

"He has been arrested under various charges including molestation and sexual harassment," said Mumbai police' official spokesperson,

Murthy, who is of Seedfund, was picked up by police from his home in Bandra west.

On December 25 last year, the Delhi-based had filed a complaint against him with the National Commission for Women, that Murthy, 52, allegedly made objectionable, derogatory and obscene gestures and sexual remarks while messaging her on

Later, Murthy had apologized for some of his messages, but the NCW adopted a tough stand, seeking appropriate legal action since this was the second complaint of a similar nature against him. It had subsequently forwarded the complaint to for necessary action.

Four days, later station registered a case against him under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act and started investigations into the matter.

Renowned as a marketer, advertising guru, and once headed a popular music TV channel in India, Murthy had, in 2000, along with some partners ventured into funding early stage start-ups for various companies across different sectors.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:50 IST