A day after Arunabh Kumar was booked under the sexual harassment charges, he has become untraceable. As per the recent report in Hindustan Times, a team of Mumbai Police set out on Thursday morning to search for Arunabh.
It was being said that Police will close the case soon because no victim actually came forward to file the complaint. But a noted criminal lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee later filed the case against Arunabh and encouraged victims to come forward. Post that an FIR was registered under section 354 (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) against Arunabh.
The police said that they had not yet received any information on Arunabh applying for anticipatory bail but a senior police official said, “It is a non-bailable offence and we will definitely be opposing his bail plea. We want to arrest him.”
Reports also suggest that the team went from MIDC police station to the TVF office, which is within their jurisdiction, but Arunabh was not there. “We are searching for him but are unable to find him,” said a police official.
The MIDC police has urged other victims to come forward and promised a fair investigation, saying their identity will be kept a secret.