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ScoopWhoop co-founder Suparn Pandey booked for sexually harassing former employee: ScoopWhoop releases official statement

By Tarun Mazumdar / 2017.04.13
ScoopWhoop co-founder Suparn Pandey booked for sexually harassing former employee: ScoopWhoop releases official statement

Popular viral website ScoopWhoop's former employee has filed an FIR against one of the founders of the media house of sexual harassment. Co-founder Suparn Pandey has filed for anticipatory bail but the court has denied his request. However, the court has asked Delhi Police to provide him 5 days' notice before making the arrest.

Catch News revealed the FIR in which Pandey has been accused of sexual assault for almost two years. The complainant is a former employee of ScoopWhoop Media Pvt. Ltd. She has also accused Sattvik Mishra and Sriparna Tikekar, co-founders, of abetting the harassment.

The complainant has filed the FIR at the Vasant Kunj (South) Police Station and Pandey is booked under section 509 for insulting the modesty of a woman, section 354 A for sexual harassment and section 506 for criminal intimidation.

In the FIR, she has mentioned that it all started with "inappropriate comments and lewd remarks."

"Mr. Suparn Pandey in public commented on my sexuality and this comment included calling me a names (sic.) which reflected on my sexual orientation and my sexual preferenes (sic.) as well as characterized me in a certain way," reads the FIR via Catch News.

Later, ScoopWhoop also released an official statement addressing the event.

"ScoopWhoop strongly condemns any kind of harassment at the workplace. We work towards ensuring a safe and secure workplace for all our employees and take any complaints of harassment extremely seriously," reads the statement.

"As an FIR has also been filed separately by the complainant, and the police investigation is ongoing, we are extending full cooperation to the police to conduct a full and fair investigation into the matter.

We are fully prepared to accept the findings of the investigations and dutifully take the necessary action if found guilty."

It has to be seen how the case moves ahead. Stay tuned for more updates on the case.

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