Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Ghazal Srinivas who was facing allegation of sexual harassment and was arrested by police was removed as Brand Ambassador of ‘Save Temple’ organization.
‘Save Temple’ organization president Velagapudi Prakasa Rao issued a statement today. He said that the organization have got highest respect on women and they were shocked over the allegations on Srinivas. He said that they have unanimously decided to suspend him from the organization.
The victim, a divorcee from Karimnagar, joined the web radio channel in June 2017 on a monthly salary of ₹13,000. On December 29, she lodged a complaint with the Punjagutta police alleging that Ghazal Srinivas was sexually harassing her. The victim alleged that Ghazal Srinivas forced her to massage his back and legs by threatening to sack her. In the remand report, the police quoted the victim saying: "Ghazal Srinivas used to forcibly kiss, hug and demand sexual favours. He posed nude in front of me whenever I visited his room on office work."
Based on the complaint, police registered a case against Srinivas and the maid, who has been named accused number 2, under Sections 354, 354-A and 509 r/w 109 of the IPC.
Srinivas was produced before the court on Tuesday and sent to judicial remand till Jan 12. Police moved a petition seeking his custody, while Srinivas moved a bail petition. The singer was sent to Cherlapalli prison in the evening. It may be recalled that Ghazal Srinivas arrested on sexual harassment case on Tuesday.