The Chief Operating Officer of Sun Network, Praveen C. (49), was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on 26 December on charges of sexual harassment of a woman colleague. The CCB team picked up Praveen from his house at Anna Nagar.
CCB sources said the 38-year-old woman, who had lodged a complaint, quit her job as programme head of the Malayalam channel Surya TV in Chennai in May after being repeatedly subjected to sexual abuse and humiliation at the workplace.
Praveen reportedly continued to harass the woman by not clearing the final settlement, pending salary and other dues, following which she approached the city police, the officer added.
Following questioning, he was charged with offences such as sexual harassment at the workplace, criminal breach of trust and intimidation. He was remanded in judicial custody, sources added.
Sun TV Network is owned by the Maran brothers, Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi.
Source: The Hindu