Sexual harassment case: Sun TV COO remanded in police custody
The central crime branch (CCB) of the Chennai police arrested Praveen on Friday on the sexual harassment complaints filed by Deepti Sivan, a former programming head of Surya TV, which is Sun TV's Malayalam channel.
Police have also included two more top officials of the Sun Network -- Surya TV channel head Saju David and human resources vice-president P Kannan -- in the FIR as accused number 2 and 3 respectively. However, David and Kannan were absconding.
The CCB booked the trio under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 352 (a) (grave provocation), and 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Section 4 (1) of the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Women Harassment Act.
Immediately after XI metropolitan magistrate Abraham Lincolin remanded Praveen to police custody, CCB sleuths led by the additional deputy commissioner of police C Shyamala Devi whisked him away.
Praveen Kumar's bail plea also came up for hearing in the magistrate court on Tuesday. As the magistrate remanded him in police custody, it will now be heard on Wednesday evening.