Court summons Congress IT cell member in sexual harassment case
Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat took cognizance of the charge sheet, filed by Delhi Police, and directed the accused, Chirag Patnaik (pictured), to appear before her on February 2, 2019.
Patnaik was arrested in July on the complaint and released on bail.
Police booked Chirag Patnaik under various IPC Sections
In its charge sheet, the police have booked the accused under Sections of 354-A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
"Patnaik on many occasions had made me (the complainant) uncomfortable at the office with his frequent violation of my personal space and immoral behavior," said the charge sheet quoting the victim.
Patnaik violated my personal space by coming too close: Victim
"Between April 4, 2018, and May 23, 2018, on many occasions, under the pretext of checking tweets, Patnaik violated my personal space by coming too close to me," said the charge sheet quoting the victim.
"While I was busy concentrating on my computer screen, Patnaik encircled me from behind in a manner most immoral, pretending to check the tweets," it added.