TVF molestation row: Arunabh Kumar nowhere to be found, police issue summons

TVF founder Arunabh Kumar who allegedly molested women has been issued summon by the Mumbai police. The police have also launched a search operation

The problems of  TVF co-founder Arunabh Kumar seem to non-ending. Reports have it that police have launched a search operation for him in the molestation case. A FIR against him was lodged yesterday and he has been missing since. He has been summoned by the Mumbai Police for his statement in the case. Reports have it that police started searching for him today morning. Kumar has been booked under sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Investigating inspector Padmakar Devre from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Police Station on Thursday added that the complainant is not Kumar’s employee and the investigation is underway.

A case of molestation was filed against Kumar yesterday following the complaint of a victim at the MIDC Police Station. Earlier on  14 March, the TVF had formed a committee to look into the allegations of sexual harassment against Kumar. The TVF had formed an internal committee comprising people from its Human Resource department and administration team.

The FIR was not lodged until Wednesday, since no women who alleged Arunabh of molestation came forward to talk about it. The police had earlier said that they cannot book Kumar because there was no evidence against him.

Also read: Accused of sexual harassment, TVF founder Arunabh Kumar asked to record his statement

When this controversy broke out, TVF received flak for not handling the issue well. The platform had issued a statement that read, “We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to serve justice for making such false allegations.”

However, a few TVF employees rubbished the allegations of sexual harassment against Kumar. Meanwhile, many have come forward criticising the TVF team for refusing to probe the allegations.

Also read: Twinkle Khanna lashes out at TVF head Arunabh Kumar over alleged molestation row

AIB team members Rohan and Tanmay Bhatt also took to Twitter, suggesting the organisation to probe the matter. Earlier this month, around 50 women had come forward on social media and complained against Kumar. However, none of them filed a complaint with the cops. Due to no victim coming forward to speak about the same, the police was earlier considering dropping the case.

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