After no alleged victims came forward to file a formal complaint against TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar in the molestation row, a Mumbai lawyer has taken it upon himself to file an FIR against him.
The lawyer, Rizwan Siddiqui, confirmed to The Quint that he has filed a third-party FIR against Arunabh Kumar on charges of sexual harassment after the police said that they couldn’t investigate the case without an FIR.
Talking to The Quint, Siddiqui said, “I am helping the police department overcome this hurdle by becoming the first informant. Being the complainant, I have filed the particular complaint so that they are not handicapped.”
The Mumbai police on Tuesday had urged women who have alleged sexual harassment by Kumar to register a complaint.
@1SH4N Investigation & action can be initiated once FIR is registered. Encourage victim to come forward.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 14, 2017
The molestation row erupted after a blog post on Medium titled ‘The Indian Uber – That Is TVF’, written by an anonymous blogger, went viral. As the post was shared and retweeted multiple times, more women employees shared similar experiences.
Kumar, in response, has categorically denied all the claims made in the blog post. But now that an FIR has been filed, hopefully the truth should be out soon.