QMumbai: Arunabh Kumar’s Statement to Mumbai Cops and More Stories

Didn't Strip Before Her, Just Changed In a Hurry: Arunabh Kumar

Arunabh Kumar. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Arunabh Kumar)

"I am being victimised by some people, but I don't know who they are." This is the latest grievance of digital entertainment firm TVF's founder Arunabh Kumar, accused of sexual harassment at the workplace by several women.

The 34-year-old who was granted anticipatory bail yesterday by the Dindoshi sessions court has visited the MIDC police station, where an FIR is registered against him, eight times to have his statement recorded. In his statement, he told the police that he first met the complainant on May 27, 2016 at TVF's Andheri office, during a shoot for the promo of a series that interviewed high achievers.

In his statement to the police, Kumar said, "We shot the video in my office at three spots selected by her – ground floor, first floor and the terrace. For every shot, she instructed me to wear different clothes. I am a busy person, I have regular meetings to attend. I told her to hurry up with the camera set-up and other things required since I was getting late for a meeting."

"She gave me two T-shirts and a kurta, one for each shot. After the first shot was done, I hurriedly removed the T-shirt and wore the other one right there; she was not alone then, several crew members were present. I didn't strip before her or pose in a wrong manner. I did that because I was getting late. I haven't messaged or chatted with her through any electronic medium," his statement read.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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Man Arrested for Using F-word In Email to Woman Employee

Amboli police on Monday arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly using the F-word in an email addressed to a woman employee last year.

The accused, who had been in the United States for several months now, did not return to India despite being summoned by police. He was finally arrested upon his arrival at the Mumbai CST International Airport on the basis of a look-out circular.

According to police, an email from accused had asked the complainant – a journalist in her 30s – to “f**k off” for some inexplicable reason in November last year. The enraged woman had then registered an FIR with the Amboli police under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and section 26 (when employer fails to take action like constituting a committee or contravenes other provisions in the Act) of the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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Industrialist Sues 5-Star For Serving IMFL Instead of Imported at His Party

Industrialist Sanjay Jindal of Jindal Drugs Private Limited has taken a SoBo five star, part of an international chain, to court over serving Indian liquor instead of imported booze he had asked for at a party last month.

To teach Lower Parel-based St. Regis Hotel a lesson, all that Jindal has asked for in his suit is a refund of the advance paid to the hotel, a written apology, and Rs 8 lakh compensation to be paid directly to a charity.

Jindal alleges that this act — charging for foreign liquor while swapping it with Indian — seems to be the modus operandi of the hotel to maximise profits.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Illegal Fishermen Drown Security Guard In Powai Lake

Mumbai’s Powai lake. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

The Powai police have arrested two men for assaulting a security guard who had been posted at the Powai lake to keep a watch on illegal fishing carried out there. The accused not only assaulted the security guard but also drowned him in the lake. He is yet to be found.

The police have arrested Tabrez Khan and Salim Siddique in the matter. According to the police, Tabrez, who is a history-sheeter, used to illegally carry out fishing at Powai lake. The Maharashtra State Angling Association had recently appointed a new security agency to keep a watch on illegal fishing in the area.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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Om Puri's Ghost Haunts Mumbai House? Indian News Outlet Plays Bizarre Video From Pakistani Channel

Om Puri (L) and CCTV of a man being called Om Puri’s ghost. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Going by tweets on social media, an Indian news channel allegedly played a video of late Bollywood actor Om Puri's 'ghost' wandering outside his house in Mumbai and seeking revenge.

The video, which was apparently first played by Pakistan's Bol News, dates back to January 14 this year where anchor Aamir Liaquat claims Om Puri's ghost was seen outside his Mumbai house.

In the purported CCTV footage, a man wearing a white kurta can be seen appearing, which the Pakistani channel claims is Om Puri's ghost. The anchor Aamir Liaquat claims Om Puri's ghost was seeking revenge against India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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Talking Sex, Sexuality, Love and Pornography In Mumbai

Mumbai was witness to an adda of a different kind on Tuesday. Titled ‘What’s Sex Got to Do With It’, a talk was conducted by well-known authors and feminists Mona Eltahawy, Paromita Vohra, Geeta Patel and Bishakha Datta. Sex was of course the hot topic and the foursome engaged in an animated discussion about factors that influence it, sexuality, pornography and more.

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Divyanka Tripathi Unable to Rehearse and Perform at Nach Baliye Due to Back Spasms

Divyanka and Vivek on Nach Baliye. (Photo courtesy: Star Plus)

Exertion has put Divyanka Tripathi and husband Vivek Dahiya’s dancing stint on the reality show, Nach Baliye, on a temporary break as the TV actress, who is recuperating from an injury, was unable to rehearse and subsequently perform for the episode that was shot on Tuesday. Vivek danced with co-contestants Pritam Singh and Amanjot’s choreographer, Sonali Kar.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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