Senior naval officer booked for 'molesting' domestic help in Goa; accused moves court for anticipatory bail

  • The maid filed a complaint of molestation and sexual harassment against Commodore Mankandan Nambiar

  • He was posted at the INS Hansa naval base

  • The woman accused the officer of molesting her at his private residence in Vasco town

Panaji: A 46-year-old senior naval officer posted in Goa has been booked for allegedly molesting his domestic help, police said on Thursday.

 Senior naval officer booked for molesting domestic help in Goa; accused moves court for anticipatory bail

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The maid filed a complaint of molestation and sexual harassment against Commodore Mankandan Nambiar, posted at the INS Hansa naval base on Wednesday, Vasco police station inspector Nolasco Raposo said.

In the complaint, the woman accused the officer of molesting her at his private residence in Vasco town, located around 40 km from Panaji, in South Goa district, he said.

The officer has been booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty), 354-A (sexual harassment) and 354-B (assault or use of criminal force on woman with an intent to disrobe), he said.

After the officer was booked, he moved a local court for anticipatory bail, the police added.

Updated Date: Feb 14, 2019 10:54:42 IST