Aishwarya Rathore-

Published on: August 21, 2021 10:40 IST

Shyam Sundar, the Red Cross Society’s organisational secretary, was denied anticipatory bail on Friday by Gurgaon Court in connection with a molestation complaint filed against him.

Sundar was arrested by Gurgaon Police last week for allegedly molesting a 35-year-old humanitarian organisation employee.

The lady said in her lawsuit filed last week that she met Sunder on March 3, 2021, during an event hosted by another NGO in Sohna. Sunder allegedly gave the lady, his phone number and told her to contact him because “there’s a suitable vacancy for her in the NGO.”

The very next day, the woman met Sunder at the Red Cross office in Gurgaon and was offered the position of a Councillor. However, soon after she joined the Red Cross Society, Sunder started sending her “unsolicited sexual nature texts”.

As per the complaint, he had improperly touched the lady after calling her to his room under the guise of requesting her to shoot a video of a plasma donation event.

On August 12, a FIR was registered against Sunder at Women’s Police Station (west) under Indian Penal Code (IPC), Sections 34 (common intention), 354 (assault with intent to outrage a woman’s modesty), 354-D (stalking), and 506 (criminal intimidation).

IPC Sections 34 and 506 have also been invoked against three women who had allegedly threatened her with severe repercussions if she told anybody about her ordeal.

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