Kerala: IAS officer booked for allegedly insulting modesty of woman journalist

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Kochi (Kerala) [India], September 8 (ANI): A case has been registered against N Prasanth, IAS officer, serving as the managing director of Kerala State Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC), at Palarivattom police station in Kochi for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman journalist.

Police informed that a case has been filed under Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with the punishment against the person for insulting the modesty of a woman.

The incident reportedly took place in February, this year.

The journalist, KP Pravitha, who works for the Malayalam daily newspaper, Mathrubhumi, made an allegation through a post on Facebook with the screenshots of a WhatsApp chat with the IAS officer.

According to the complaint, Prashant responded to the woman journalist with abusive replies and emojis when she asked for his response regarding a story.

Earlier, the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) filed a complaint with the Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan. (ANI)

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