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Captain TV editor arrested in sexual harassment case

The editor of Captain TV, a Chennai-based news channel, has been held by the police following a sexual harassment complaint lodged against him by his former colleague.

Sources in the police say the complainant who worked as a sub-editor with the channel was terminated from work a few days ago.

Officials at Captain TV have denied the allegations against their editor, Dinesh Kumar, and called the ‘false complaint’ a ‘political conspiracy’. They say Dinesh had recently spearheaded a protest against the police, seeking action against a group that attacked a reporter of the channel. His arrest, they claim, is to avenge his action.

Captain TV is owned by the family of actor Vijayakanth, who heads the DMDK party. The arrest comes nearly three weeks after Traun Tejpal, the editor-in-chief of news magazine Tehelka, was arrested by Goa police for allegedly sexually assaulting a younger colleague.
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