A month after angel investor Mahesh Murthy was granted bail in a sexual harassment case, an author has lodged a complaint with the Mumbai police alleging that Murthy had sexually harassed her 14 years ago. According to a report on the Economic Times, the Mumbai police has registered an FIR against Murthy under IPC sections 354 and 509 for outraging the modesty of a woman and an act intended to insult her modesty. A senior police official said the complaint is over alleged advances Murthy made during a 2004 business meeting in a cafe in the western suburb. In her complaint, the author alleged she was introduced to Murthy in 2000 during a business meeting. She told police that since he was a marketing expert, she discussed difficulties in securing advertisements. In January 2004, she met Murthy at a coffee shop where he allegedly spoke “about his open marriage” and leaned and touched her inappropriately. Murthy's previous case In February, Murthy was arrested in Mumbai in connection with a sexual harassment case but was released soon on an anticipatory bail. In a tweet, Murthy had 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 December 29 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…
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