The case was registered under sections 354 (D), 509 of IPC and under section 67 of Indian IT Act at Khar Police Station.
Mumbai based Angel investor and Seedfund co-founder Mahesh Murthy has been arrested by the Mumbai Police based on a molestation complaint filed by a Delhi-based entrepreneur.
In January, the case was registered by the Mumbai Police against the angel investor following intervention of National Commission of Women (NCW) which received complaints against himThe case was registered under sections 354 (D), 509 of IPC and under section 67 of Indian IT Act at Khar Police Station.
Based on a complaint filed at the Commission and following NCW’s successful intervention, #MaheshMurthy has been arrested by @MumbaiPolice today u/Sec 354 IPC read with 67A of IT Act. @sharmarekha @MinistryWCD
— NCW (@NCWIndia) February 9, 2018
NCW had written to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra regarding the alleged usage of objectionable, derogatory, sexual remarks and obscene signs made by angel investor Mahesh Murthy on social media platforms against several women.
This is the same issue on which I had filed a case & and where the High Court has already passed an interim order in my favour & against the complainant back in April 2017.
This is an attempt to counter-sue. I will fight this too in court to defend my reputation.
(2/n)— Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy) February 9, 2018
Besides the complaint made by a Delhi-based woman, the commission had also highlighted a similar issue raised by another woman in 2017.
Murthy founded Pinstorm, a digital advertising firm in 2004.
The company has offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Zurich and Santa Clara.In the past, Murthy invested in startups such as online career counselling firm Careers360 and corporate training platform HandyTrain.