According to the Catch News, FIR was filed against Suparn Pandey one of the co-founder of ScoopWhoop, by accusing him for sexual harassment and sexual assault. Together with Suparn Pandey, the other two co-founders were also named in this case, although in order to incite the persecution and try to hide it.
The FIR was lodged by ex-senior executive of ScoopWhoop Media Pvt Ltd. at Vasant Kunj police station (Delhi). Pandey is booked under section 354 A (sexual harassment), section 509 (insulting a women’s modesty) and section 506 (criminal intimidation).
The applicant also claimed that during her stay at ScoopWhoop, which lasted for two years, she was constantly confronted with “inappropriate comments and obscene remarks” Pandey even commented on her sexuality.
According to the FIR copy, “ScoopWhoop co-founder Suparn Pandey commented publicly about her sexuality including this comment calling her with a name (sic.) Reflecting on her sexuality orientation and sexual preferences (sic) Just as she characterized in certain ways.”
Her trail was not limited to a verbal harassment, the complaint also alleged that Pandey was repeatedly “getting uncomfortably close”, “Often tried to play with her hair.” He shamelessly even sent her obscene video on Company’s official Gmail chat, FIR claims.
The applicant also accused the two other founders Sattvik Mishra and Sriparna Tikekar, by saying that both of them ignored her complaints. She said that she had approached to Tikekar for the persecution and was sure that such incidents would not be repeated again. However,, it did not claim any action against Pandey. Moreover, she was forced to work with Pandey in his close circle, despite her complaints. She also claimed that the management public offended her after she complained.
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