Sun Network official held in sexual harassment case

Tuesday 30th December 2014 07:20 EST

Chennai: The chief operating officer of the Sun Network, C Praveen Kumar, was arrested on charges of sexually harassing a former programming head of Surya TV, a Malayalam channel that is part of the network. A team from the central crime branch questioned Kumar and he was later remanded in judicial custody. In her complaint filed after she resigned from her job five months ago, the woman said she was being harassed by her then boss Kumar for more than two years. An investigating officer, quoting her complaint, said Kumar had been holding back dues, including her provident fund and gratuity that added up to Rs 3800,000. “He sent several messages through SMS and WhatsApp to her mobile phone saying she would get her dues only if she treats him well,” the officer said.

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