Sun TV COO held for sexual harassment

Sun TV COO held for sexual harassment

The central crime branch of the Tamil Nadu Police on Friday arrested the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sun TV Network Ltd following a complaint of sexual harassment by a former women employee.

Police sources here said that the COO, Praveen, was held at his residence on Friday morning. The staffer, who was employed in a leading Malayalam channel Surya TV, part of the Sun TV group, had quit her job few months ago due to sexual harassment and issues related to transfer.

The staffer later requested the company to settle her dues but they failed to respond.

This prompted her to lodge a complaint, including against Praveen, at the police commissioner’s office. In her complaint, the woman employee also attached the WhatsApp comments, messages and call records to the police as proof of her claims.

This is the second instance when such charges have been pressed against senior officials of Sun TV.

 In 2013, a woman employee had filed a complaint of sexual harassment against news editor Raja.

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