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Company official booked for sending obscene pictures to woman

A case has been registered against a senior executive working with one of India’s largest private sector enterprises, for allegedly sending obscene pictures to a woman on her mobile phone, police said.

The accused Bhavesh Mehta, who is in his fifties and who works as Deputy General Manager with a well-known private firm in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, has been booked under IPC section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and the Information Technology Act, senior inspector at Meghwadi police station, Santosh Bhandare, said.

The victim, who is married, lodged the complaint with the police.

According to police, the 40-year-old woman working as an accountant with a technical education institute here had met Mehta when he was invited by the institution last year to guide the students on different careers.

Mehta had befriended her and the duo exchanged their mobile numbers, said another officer, adding that, “Mehta had sent objectionable and obscene photographs to the woman on her phone through WhatsApp messenger in the second week of June.”

The victim took the matter with the education institutes’s authority, but in vain. She later confided in her husband about it and then decided to lodge a complaint, police said.

A hunt has been launched to trace the accused, police said.

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