Angel investor Mahesh Murthy who was arrested in Mumbai in connection with a molestation case was released on a surety bond on Friday evening.
Murthy, the founder and Chief executive officer of Digital Agency Pinstorm was arrested in Khar for allegedly harassing and stalking a Delhi based woman on social media.
“We have arrested him under sections 354 (D) (stalking) and 509 (word, act or gesture to outrage modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act,” said Ramchandra Jadhav, Senior Inspector, Khar police station.
The NCW had written to Maharashtra’s Director General of Police regarding the alleged use of objectionable, derogatory and sexual remarks and obscene signs by the investor on social media platforms against the complainant and several other women.
Murthy had claimed to have posted an apology for some of his posts, but the NCW had requested for the DGP’s personal involvement to investigate the matter and take strict action as per law and procedure against the accused as such acts not only amount to outraging the modesty of women but also attract action for cybercrime.