In yet another #MeToo movement cases, a woman journalist filed case against her ex-boss over sexually harassment her. According to the Noida-based reporter, a former senior news producer of a private television channel allegedly harassed her sexually and mentally.
The accused, however, has alleged that the complainant woman and her fiance were trying to blackmail him and extort money. He too filed a complaint with the police in neighbouring district Ghaziabad, according to officials.
In a written complaint, the journalist accused one of her former colleagues of ill-treatment in December 2016, prompting the police to register an FIR. "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 alleged.
The police have registered the case under Indian Penal Code sections 354 and 509, besides invoking charges under the Information Technology Act.
"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.