After a series of sexual harassment allegations leveled against TVF Founder and CEO Arunabh Kumar, a woman has finally come forward to file an FIR against the 34-year-old.
The woman has never worked with TVF and works for a different production house, according to exclusive information accessed by India Today.
According to her complaint, she met Arunabh at the TVF office last year for a job interview, during which he inappropriately touched her. The woman's identity is being kept secret at the moment.
Kumar has been booked under sections 354 A (causing sexual harassment) and 509 (intending to outrage a woman's modesty by indecent words, gesture or acts) of Indian Penal Code, said DCP Ashwini Sanap, police spokesperson.
MIDC Police has taken down her statement and will be collecting other corroborative statements. Police will also send summons to Arunabh today to take his statement. He is likely to be arrested after the summons.
The Investigating officer in this case is the same officer who had investigated the gruesome Shakti Mill Compound photo journalist rape case.
The woman filed her complaint just in time, after Mumbai Police announced earlier this week that with no women coming forward to file a proper FIR, the case against Arunabh was set go cold.
The series of allegations against Arunabh emerged after a woman wrote an anonymous blog earlier this month alleging sexual harassment by him during the time she worked at TVF between 2014 and 2016.
The post took the social media by storm, and brought out a lot of women who allegedly had similar experiences with Arunabh.
TVF, at first, denied all the allegations saying it would "leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations." But in a second statement, days later, it promised to look into every allegations against Arunabh.
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