Police teams stormed into his house in Anna Nagar at 5am and picked him up.
Preethi Sivan (name changed), a former staff of Surya TV, a sister concern of Sun TV, filed the complaint against him.
Preethi quit her job five months ago following alleged sexual harassment by him. She submitted a complaint to police against Praveen for harassing her continuously.
She submitted the WhatsApp conversation, messages and call records to police along with her complaint to substantiate her claim.
Chennai police commissioner S George forwarded the complaint to the CCB to probe further.
Preliminary inquiries confirmed that Preethi had suffered physical and mental torture.