Leading angel investor Mahesh Murthy was on Friday arrested by Mumbai Police for allegedly sexually harassing several women on social media platforms, including WhatsApp. Confirming the arrest, Khar police said Murthy, who had obtained anticipatory bail in the case, was later released after completion of “some paperwork”.
Late Friday, Murthy, the managing partner of Seedfund, posted on his Twitter account: “The hon’ble court granted me anticipatory bail in this case some time ago. I am told it was a procedural technical arrest and I have already been released on surety. This is the same issue on which I had filed a case and where the High Court has already passed an interim order in my favour & against the complainant back in April 2017.
This is an attempt to counter-sue. I will fight this too in court to defend my reputation.”