Chennai, Dec 26: A top executive of Sun TV has been arrested by the police in Chennai over a sexual harassment allegation by a former woman employee. Praveen, the Chief Operating Officer of Sun TV, was arrested after a former woman employee lodged a complaint against him.
According to reports, the woman who has complained against the COO resigned few months ago after she was transferred to Kerala.
As per a TOI report, "Surya TV program head Deepti is reported to have leveled sexual harassment charges on Praveen following with the arrest has happened."
In March 2013, a news anchor had filed a sexual harassment complaint against V Raja, the former Chief editor of Sun TV News channel.
Sun TV, a Tamil satellite television station is the flagship channel of the Chennai-based Sun TV Network. It was founded and is owned by Kalanithi Maran, the brother of former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran.
Both the brothers are also being investigated for alleged money laundering in the 2G spectrum case.
A special court in October had summoned Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others as accused in connection with 2006 Aircel-Maxis deal case which is a part of the part of the 2G spectrum allocation scam case and had asked them to appear before it on March 2, 2015.