The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday took over Pollachi sexual harassment case from the police and registered two cases. The case relates to a four-member gang woman allegedly trying to strip a woman inside a car near Pollachi, over 500 km from Chennai, recording the act and blackmailing her using the visuals. The victim, who managed to free herself, later lodged a complaint with the police.
A total of eight people have been arrested in connection with the case. The government had last month transferred the investigation of the case to the CBI from the state's CB-CID, which had earlier taken up the probe from the local police.
The case assumed political overtones since a local functionary of ruling AIADMK allegedly attacked the victim's brother. The four accused in sexual harassment case --Sabarirajan, Thirunavakkarasu, Sathish and Vasanthkumar -- are under judicial custody and were booked under various sections of the IPC, Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act and the Goondas Act.
(With PTI inputs)