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Govt to probe sex offence at All India Radio

delhi Updated: Mar 07, 2013 02:28 IST
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The information and broadcasting ministry has said it would probe allegations of sexual harassment by newsreaders at one of the channels of the state-run All India Radio.

Information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari has ordered the setting up of a panel to probe the charges within three days, a statement from the ministry said. The sexual harassment charges were pressed by employees of FM Gold AIR, a news and entertainment FM radio station, through the AIR Broadcasting Professionals Association, a staffers’ body.

In India, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act makes sex offences in offices a punishable crime and a recent panel has recommended stricter punishment.

“The committee has been constituted in the light of a report appearing in certain sections of the press alleging sexual harassment at FM Gold AIR.