CBI takes over probe into Pollachi sexual harassment case, registers two FIRs
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)