HYDERABAD:The Central Crime Station (CCS) sleuths on Saturday registered cases against the management and employees of ‘Outlook’ magazine for describing IAS officer Smita Sabharwal as an “eye candy” in its columns.
Based on a complaint by Smitha’s husband and IPS officer Akun Sabharwal, the CCS registered cases against editor-in-chief Krishna Prasad, assistant editor Madhavi Tata, cartoonist Saahil and President of Outlook group Indranil Roy and others for printing and publishing an indecent caricature in their column ‘’Deep Throat’’.
Smita Sabharwal is currently posted as additional secretary to the Telangana chief minister. Cases have been registered against them under IPC Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), Section 67 of IT Act and Section 3 read with 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition Act) 1986 and investigation is on. In this regard, a petition was also received from the Chairperson of State Commission for Women for AP and Telangana, Tripurna Venkataratnam, said ACP E Chandrasekhar Goud of CCS.
Earlier, Smitha Sabharwal had served a legal notice to magazine.