The marine drive police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Sunil Mali, the Personal Assistant (PA) of Health Minister Deepak Sawant for sexual harassment. The complainant has alleged that Mali spoke to her inappropriately for over two hours, when she had gone to make a presentation to Sawant in March, during the Budget Session.
In her complaint, the woman has claimed that Mali asked her inappropriate and personal questions, and tried to convince her that everyone needed a godfather in the government to get their projects implemented.
Following this, she approached Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who asked for a probe in the matter.
DCP (zone 1) Manoj Kumar Sharma said that an FIR had been registered against Mali under sections 354 (A) and 506 of the IPC. “We have recorded the statement of the complainant, based on which the FIR was registered,” Sharma said. An officer added that they are going through the SMSes exchanged between the two.