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Sexual harassment case: DRDE scientist Prabhat Garg surrenders

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 - 7:34pm IST | Place: Gwalior | Agency: PTI

Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) scientist Prabhat Garg, against whom a research scholar has levelled allegations of sexual harassment, on Tuesday surrendered before police here.

Police said Garg turned himself in to University Police Station, reportedly after pressure built up on him by police and also his family members.

In her complaint, the research scholar had accused Garg of sexually harassing her during 2010-11 when she was pursuing her work under him at the city-based institution.

Police said the woman discontinued her research due to "uncomfortable situation" she was experiencing under her guide, that is Garg, and also for her marriage.

The woman suffered sexual harassment quietly till her marriage and also because of her career but when Garg allegedly did not spare her even after her marriage, she disclosed the matter to her husband.

The couple then reached Gwalior and lodged a complaint with police who in turn registered an FIR against Garg under sections sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506-B (punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC.

Garg was produced before a local court which remanded him two-day police custody.


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