19 August, 2017
The Security Manager of a five-star hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport was arrested on Friday after a CCTV footage emerged showing him trying to disrobe a woman employee in his office.
The incident took place on July 29, Police said.
She reported the incident to the company's Human Resources Department the same day. In the past, he had often propositioned her to spend a night with him in the hotel and made advances at her. The woman called her HR department from the metro station but there was no action against the accused.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia told IANS that the accused has been identified as Pawan Dahiya (44).
The woman had complained to police on 30 of July and the FIR was registered on August 1 with the IGIA police station. Police sources said the accused, too, has submitted CCTV footage to place his version of the incident on record. "Based on her complaint and CCTV footage, we have arrested the accused", said police officer Deependra Pathak.More news: 2 multi-million dollar lottery jackpots up for grabs this week
She is seen in the video clutching her saree tightly while speaking to him.
When contacted, the hotel authorities said the manager had been dismissed from service but denied sacking the complainant. The video was caught on camera and is going viral.
The victim who is a married woman has told that the manager was trying to develop physical relations with her from past few months and she has been restricting the same, added that later on her birthday (last month) he tried to buy a gift for him for which she refused, and the infuriated manager pulled her sitting on the wheel chair.
According to the woman, her shift was on that day, when she went out to go home, Pawan tried to place her in the auto twice to the Aerosity Metro station.
In an interview to the channel, the victim said that on the evening after the incident, when she left for home, Dahiya stalked her all the way to the Delhi Aerocity Metro station and insisted that she sit in his vehicle. Regarding the controversy about whether the survivor had been sacked, police said they would question the hotel management and check whether any letter or email in this regard was sent.