Kerala writer Civic Chandran faces second sexual harassment case

Even as an eminent writer and social activist Civic Chandran awaits a court order on his anticipatory bail in the sexual harassment case, another woman writer has filed a similar complaint against him.

In her petition filed before the Koyilandi police here on Friday, the woman author accused Chandran of having sex during a book exhibition in the city in February 2020.

Based on this complaint, a second case has been registered against Chandran, police said.

Last weekend, a woman writer from a Scheduled Tribe community approached law enforcement accusing the author of sexual harassment.
The complainant had accused Chandran of sexual misconduct during a book release function held in April.

The complainant alleged that since then he was continuously harassing her over the phone.
Acting on the complaint, the police registered another case under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, apart from sexual offences.

However, the police could not register his arrest as Chandran was absconding.

Meanwhile, a court here on Saturday adjourned till August 2 its order on the anticipatory bail plea filed by the accused.

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