A series of allegations on social media from several women complaining of sexual harassment has finally caught up with the CEO and founder of web entertainment firm The Viral Fevers.
The Mumbai police today has registered an FIR against Arunabh Kumar for allegedly causing sexual harassment to unknown women. The police did not disclose the identity of the complainant and hasn't arrested Kumar yet.
The police in Andheri has registered a case against Kumar under sections 354 A (causing sexual harassment) and 509 (insult the modesty of a woman by indecent words, gesture or acts) of Indian Penal Code, said DCP Ashwini Sanap, police spokesperson.
Till yesterday, Mumbai Police was set to close the case against Kumar since no victim had come forward in person to lodge a complaint. An advocate Rizwan Siddhiqui, had written to the police three times, urging it to file an FIR against Kumar, charging him with molestation. But the FIR by an unknown complainant may now enable the police to look into the matter.
A woman posted an anonymous blog earlier this month alleging sexual harassment by Kumar when she worked at TVF between 2014 and 2016. The post took the social media by storm. Then came similar allegations from other women.
TVF denied all the allegations and said it would "leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations."
Kumar, an IIT graduate, founded TVF in 2011.