NCW refutes claims by woman radio employee

The NCW on Friday refuted claims of a former woman employee of a radio station that the commission did not take up seriously a sexual harassment complaint she had filed against the company CEO.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 29, 2013, 22:41 PM IST

New Delhi: The NCW on Friday refuted claims of a former woman employee of a radio station that the commission did not take up seriously a sexual harassment complaint she had filed against the company CEO.

"I have checked the details of the case. The complainant is presenting wrong facts and misquoting the Commission," NCW member Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar said.

The woman filed a case of sexual harassment and intimidation against the company CEO. She had approached the Commission in May 2010 with the case and also gave details of one particular incident which occurred on May 7.

Prabhavalkar said after the complaint was made, NCW reopened her file, suggesting that the Commission had offered its support and had ordered the organisation to form an in-house committee to look into the matter.

"However the girl had later approached the Commission stating that the three persons who have been made a part of the Committee are CEO`s aides and they will favour him. She claimed she would not get justice in her case," Prabhavalkar told PTI.

In turn, the complainant was asked to suggest names suitable to her so that they could probe the matter, but she did not get back to the Commission, she said.
The woman claimed that the NCW treated her case like an everyday affair and had also filed a writ petition before the Delhi High Court against "inaction" of the NCW.

"I have checked the minutes of the case and later she had gone to the court. Now the matter is subjudice," Prabhavalkar said.

On a complaint filed by the woman at the Chittaranjan Park police station, the CEO was booked under Sections 354 and 509 of the IPC and chargesheeted him last year. He was arrested but got bail.

Her FIR stated several instances of alleged sexual harassment that took place not only in Delhi, but in other places where she accompanied her CEO for work.