In one of the most shocking incidents that took place in a Goa’s top FM radio station, the station head executive of the radio station has been booked for an alleged sexual harassment of a junior woman employee, however the radio station management has denied the allegations citing it as a rumours spread by some ex-employees of the station out of their ulterior motives. “some ex-employees, who are suspected to have been involved in financial embezzlement, are spreading false and malicious rumours about the brand and a few current employers.”
According to the reports the police have booked the Goa head of the private FM radio station for allegedly sexually harassing the Junior woman employee. However the complainant victim junior woman employee is no longer working with the radio outlet, the police said.
The reports published by the the PTI states that the complaint in this regards had been filed by the victim junior woman employee of the FM radio station on the 10th November 2017 and it says that the accused head of the station had uttered abusive words and made sexually-coloured remarks, thereby outraging the modesty of the woman. The alleged incident took place in the Panaji office of the radio station, the complainant said. She also claimed the accused had threatened her on several occasions, the police said.
Meanwhile the North Goa SP (Superintendent of Police) North, Ms. Chandan Choudhary has approved of the incident stating that the police have filed an FIR against the accused under various IPC sections, (Section 354 (outraging modesty), 354 (a) (sexual harassment), 354 (d) (Stalking) and 504 (insult). Meanwhile the radio station has released a statement defending its station executive which says that some of the ex-employees are spreading “false rumours” about the FM brand and current employers.
“Initially, one of the employees had complained of being mentally harassed. Upon conducting a detailed investigation, the organisation found no merit in the claim,” the statement said. “When this was communicated to the employee, the employee became incommunicado and instead filed a sexual harassment complaint with the police. The organisation got to know about this only when the police came in for investigation,” it said.
The statement also gives the threat against the complaint stating that their
“The organisation condemns and denies claims of inaction (if any) and reserves right to available legal recourse. The organisation is fully cooperating with the due process of law.” The police is doing a further investigation into the matter and soon the updates will be surfaced. What is your opinion on this issue? Please share your valuable comments.