Amboli police on Monday arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly using the F-word in an email addressed to a woman employee last year.
The accused, who had been in the United States for several months now, did not return to India despite being summoned by police. He was finally arrested upon his arrival at the Mumbai CST International Airport on the basis of a look-out circular.
According to police, an email from accused had asked the complainant – a journalist in her 30s – to “f**k off” for some inexplicable reason in November last year. The enraged woman had then registered an FIR with the Amboli police under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and section 26 (when employer fails to take action like constituting a committee or contravenes other provisions in the Act) of the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
“We learnt that the accused was in the United States. When repeated requests to return to India went ignored, we issued a look-out circular against him. So, we were alerted the moment he landed in Mumbai on Sunday. He has been remanded in judicial custody,” said a police officer from the Amboli police station.
(Names withheld to protect identities)