The Noida Police have filed a case against a senior TV producer after a junior female reporter working for a TV channel alleged that he repeatedly asked her about the shape of her body parts.
On the basis of the complaint, the cops filed an FIR against the TV producer under Indian Penal Code sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), besides invoking charges under the Information Technology Act, reported PTI.
“The FIR was lodged on Thursday and we have initiated a probe in the case. The statements of the complainant and accused will be recorded in a magistrate’s court and evidence will be gathered during the course of the investigation,” Station House Officer, Sector 20 police station, Manoj Pant told news agency PTI.
According to the complainant, she was asked to describe the shape of her body parts by her boss in 2016. When she objected, the accused told her that he was gathering information as part of a survey. Howevr, she added, other female employees in the channel too said that he had asked the same questions to them.
“He asked me about the shape of my body parts and told me that he was conducting a survey. But eventually, his questions kept getting worse. He also mentally harassed me in the office,” she said in her complaint, according to the news agency.
But the accused has alleged that the woman complainant and her fiance had been trying to blaickmail him by demanding Rs 25 lakh. He too has filed a counter complaint with the Ghaziabad Police. In his complaint, filed at the Indirapuram police station, he has made the woman and her fiance as accused.