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Feb 09, 2018 08:57 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Mahesh Murthy arrested by Mumbai Police on sexual harassment charges

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 him

The case was registered under sections 354 (D), 509 of IPC and under section 67 of Indian IT Act at Khar Police Station.

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.

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.
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