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Names of men in sexual harassment cases be kept secret till investigation ends: BJP MP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP parliamentarian Raj has demanded that names of men involved in cases not be disclosed till completion of investigation, saying the accused is scarred even if exonerated later.

The from northeast Delhi Lok Sabha seat had earlier termed the #MeToo movement a "wrong practice", at a time when more and more women were coming out with their stories of sexual harassment, last year.

He had said there was no way a man's could be saved from being tainted, even if the charges of against him were found incorrect.

Indian society is unlike others & hence name of males also be kept secret in sexual harassments till investigation is completed. in noida committed suicide under pressure that even if he is exonerated, scar will remain & thousands r doing it (sic)," Raj tweeted on Monday.

The body of Swaroop Raj, 35, an in was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his Noida residence in December. The company had barred from taking any official work pending an inquiry of an internal complaints committee into the allegations of against him by two employees recently.

Raj had earlier tweeted, "Considering oral or written complaint of the victim of sexual exploitation as a judgement and taking action or seeking resignation means there is no need of police or judicial system.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 21:30 IST