The Punjab police arrested NRI radio journalist, Baltej Pannu working with a Canada based radio group under allegations of rape and sexual harassment on the complaint filed by a social activist. The arrest was made in Patiala.
Media reports say Nancy Ghuman, a university employee has accused Pannu of sexually exploiting her by making false promises of marriage. She also alleged Pannu had been threatening her of maligning, if she did comply with his bidding. On the basis of the complaint the police filed an FIR for rape and arrested Pannu. He is known critic of criticize Badal Government.Patiala local MP Dr Dharamvir Gandhi also condemned the arrest of Pannu, claiming the arrest of any person without probe was not justified.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ranjita (Pannu’s wife) refuted the allegations, by saying that the purpose of case is to suppress the voice of truth, also adding that the case is a totally false case.