Top RBS executive booked for sexual harassment

Mumbai, Feb 22: A top official working for the offshore unit of The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in the country has been booked for sexual harassment following a complaint from a female colleague, police said today.

The accused - a top executive of RBS Plc's offshore unit in India which employs over 12,000 people - allegedly sent obscene videos and messages at odd hours to the complainant, a senior police official said. A case under sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC and The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and relevant sections of IT Act was registered on February 19 at the Bandra Kurla Complex police station, police said.


According to police, the accused was harassing the complainant from past one-and-half year by sending inappropriate text and WhatsApp messages with sexual overtones.

No arrests have been made so far and investigations are underway, police said. When contacted, a RBS spokesperson said the company has a "well established mechanism in line with the legislation on Anti Sexual Harassment to provide redressal", but declined further comment citing the need to maintain confidentiality.


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