Event managing director booked for rape

Gurgaon, June 19 (IANS) A Mumbai-based event management company’s managing director has been charged with raping and blackmailing a woman teacher and threatening her, police said Wednesday.

Police officer Dinesh Kumar said a team was likely to go to Mumbai to arrest Sarasjeet Srivastav, 62.

The woman, in her mid-30s, hails from Pathankot in Punjab and came to be with her sister in Gurgaon in 2012 after she had some differences with her husband. She got employed as a teacher at a private school here.

“She came in contact with Srivastav through the Internet when she applied for a job online,” officer Kumar told IANS.

Srivastav lives in Andheri (West) in Mumbai and ran an event-management company there, he said.

Srivastav invited the woman to Mumbai where he employed her at his company as a deputy director and provided her a flat, Kumar said.

In a complaint lodged with police at Palam Vihar police sation, the woman alleged that Srivastav installed a spy camera in the washroom of the flat provided to her.

“He blackmailed me on the basis of the camera footage and raped me for about a year. I somehow managed to return to Gurgaon, but he also reached here and forced me to return to Mumbai.

“He also threatened me and my sister with dire consequences in case we divulged his misdeeds,” the woman said.

She alleged that Srivastav had exploited a number of women after luring them on some pretext or the other.

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