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Mumbai: Using F-word in e-mail leads to arrest of 52-year-old man


The Amboli Police, on Monday, arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly using the ‘F’ word while addressing an email to his employee.

This incident took place a year ago, and the 52-year-old accused was finally arrested at Mumbai CST International Airport, on the basis of a look-out circular. Despite being summoned by the police the accused wouldn’t return from United States where he had been for several months.

A police officer from Amboli police station told Hindustan Times, “We learnt that the accused was in the United States. When repeated requests to return to India went ignored, we issued a look-out circular against him. So, we were alerted the moment he landed in Mumbai on Sunday. He has been remanded in judicial custody.”

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According to a report in Hindustan Times, a 30-year-old female journalist received an email from the accused, which used lewd language. The accused for unexplainable reason asked the female journalist to “F**k Off”, this email exchange happened November last year.

After receiving the email, the furious woman went to Amboli Police and registered an FIR, under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and section 26 (when employer fails to take action like constituting a committee or contravenes other provisions in the Act) of the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.