Mumbai police on the lookout for TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar
A police team set out to look for Arunabh Kumar, CEO of digital entertainment start-up The Viral Fever (TVF) on Thursday morning, after he was booked on Wednesday for molesting a woman.
A FIR has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections 354 (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) against Kumar.
The police said that there was no information on Kumar pleading for Anticipatory Bail, but a senior police officer said, “It is a non bailable offence and we will oppose his bail plea. We want to arrest him.”
An MIDC police team had gone to the TVF office but Kumar was not there. “We are looking for him,” said an officer.
The molestation case has been registered by a 26-year-old woman. She works for a production house and is also a writer. The incident, she alleged, took place in May 2016, when she interacted with Kumar over official work.
Kumar allegedly touched her inappropriately and also passed lewd comments. The victim vented her anger against the CEO on social media and finally mustered courage to file a complaint. She was also among the first ones to come in support of another woman, who first made allegations against Arunabh on social media.
Unfortunately, the MIDC police have received a written complaint only from her. They have requested the victim to appeal to the other women to come forward.
TVF has called the allegations frivolous.