Arunabh Kumar, founder of ‘The Viral Fever’ has been booked by the Mumbai Police for molestation by the Mumbai Police and has been summoned for his statement. This comes after a molestation case was filed under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the TVF CEO at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Police Station on Thursday. The victim’s complaint was followed by the registration of the molestation case at the MIDC Police Station. Investigating inspector Padmakar Devre said that the complainant is not an employee of Arunabh Kumar.
Earlier this month on March 14, a committe which consisted of people from the Human Resource department and administration team was formed by TVF to look into the sexual harassment allegations against Kumar. An official statement of TVF stated, “We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to serve justice for making such false allegations.” While few few TVF employees continue to discard any allegations, many people have come forward to criticise the TVF team for refusing to probe the allegation. Earlier this month, more than 49 women took to social media to complain about the TVF CEO, but none of them filed any complaint with the police.
Rohan and Tanmay Bhatt, team members of took to Twitter and suggesting the organisation to look into the matter.
All this started after a person, under the pseudonym ‘Indian Fowler’ posted a blog accusing the founder-CEO of the popular web entertainment channel The Viral Fever. The women, in the original article, which has been shared widely on social media, wrote, “Right from Pitchers to Tripling, I was molested. Be it in parties where Arunabh would try to lift me or would try and fall on me pretending he is drunk.”