Second sexual harassment case filed against investor Mahesh MurthyLast updated on Mar 21, 2018, 12:32 pm
Just a month after angel investor Mahesh Murthy was arrested in a molestation case and granted bail by a court, Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered the second sexual harassment against him after a woman approached them.
Murthy, 52, is the Co-founder of Seedfund and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pinstorm Technologies Private Limited, a pay-for-performance digital brand management firm.
Murthy sexually harassed the woman 14 years ago
On March 19, the woman approached the Bandra police on this matter, following which an FIR was registered against Murthy.
She said that Murthy had allegedly sexually harassed her about 14 years ago, a senior police official said.
As per the woman, Murthy allegedly touched her inappropriately during a meeting at a coffee shop in suburban Bandra in 2004, the official said.
Murthy arrested in molestation case last month
Based on the woman's statement, a case under Indian Penal Code Sections 354 (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to outrage a woman's modesty) has been registered against Murthy.
Last month, Murthy was arrested in connection with a molestation case, based on a complaint filed by a Delhi-based woman entrepreneur.
However, he was released on anticipatory bail from a court.
NCW writes to Maharashtra Police about complaints against Murthy
The National Commission for Women had written to the Maharashtra Police about complaints it had received from several women against the angel investor.
Last year, an author had alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Murthy, a claim rubbished by him.
In April 2017, a series of complaints surfaced on social media against Murthy that included some charges dating back a decade ago.