BitIndia Wallet founder and CEO Sahil Kohli with brother Soumil Kohli held by cops after they thrashed a cop in full public view in high drama at IT Park, Chandigarh on Friday evening, a fight that was caught on video which has now gone viral. Both brothers were accused of harassing a woman employee. It all happened after the woman lodged a complaint and cops went to their office, demanding they come to the Manimajra police station for investigation. Cops asked them to join the investigation and come with them in their car, while both brothers insisted to follow cops in their own car. The accused then tried to escape by taking a route other than that of the police station. However, the cop managed to stop the car at the light point. As he tried to catch them, the two started raining blows on him.
According to the police, the head constables had gone to the firm’s office around 5:30pm to look into a sexual harassment complaint made by a woman employee against Sahil.
The police asked the accused to come along to join the investigation. However, he refused.
Later, Sahil and his colleague, Somil, reportedly agreed to go to the police station on the condition that they would go in their BMW car. On their way to the police station, however, the accused allegedly took a detour and took the car to Shastri Nagar in Kishangarh, nearly 5km from the police station.
When they stopped the car at the Shastri Nagar light point, both the cops got down and tried to make the duo get down as well. Hindustan Times.
The DSP said Sahil and Soumil were arrested under sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
However, the defence on Saturday added bribery angle to the case. Defence counsel Kamal Grover told the court that the two cops demanded ₹1 lakh from the brothers, and Sahil even had a video recording in his phone.
In the sexual harassment case against Sahil, the Patiala woman, who worked at the same IT firm, recorded her statement before the duty magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The woman reportedly said Sahil was to marry her and she had even met his family, but later he refused. Things turned ugly after he allegedly used abusive language with her and even tried to pull her clothes near her office in IT Park on November 27. After he misbehaved with her again, she approached the police. Full report here