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Venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy arrested for alleged sexual harassment

Mahesh Murthy

Venture capital investor Mahesh Murthy was on Friday arrested in Mumbai in connection with a molestation case, police said. Murthy later tweeted that he has been released on an anticipatory bail. In the tweet, Murthy said, “it was a procedural technical arrest” and that he has been released on “surety”. A report in the Hindustan Times which quotes a senior police inspector of Khar police station confirmed the same. Murthy was booked on 29 December under Section 354 (D), 509 of IPC and under Section 67 of IT Act at Khar Police Station in Mumbai. Section 354 deals with stalking and Section 509 deals with outraging the modesty of a woman. Section 67 of the IT Act deals with transmitting obscene material in electronic form. The case had been registered following 32-year-old woman’s complaint and the intervention of the National Commission of…

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