A 52-year-old man was arrested on Monday by Mumbai Police for allegedly using the f-word in an email addressed to a female colleague last year.
According to the Hindustan Times, the accused was arrested upon his arrival at the Mumbai airport from the United States, where he had been living for a few months. The police said that the accused had emailed the complainant and asked her to 'f**k off' for some reason in November last year.
The complainant, a journalist in her 30s, had then registered an FIR with the Amboli police under 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 and section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
"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," a police officer told HT.
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