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Web firm’s founder faces case of sexual harassment

Mumbai: The Mumbai police today booked web entertainment firm ‘The Viral Fever’s’ founder Arunabh Kumar for allegedly causing sexual harassment to unknown women.

The suburban Andheri police 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.

Kumar hadn’t been arrested, he said, without disclosing on whose complaint the FIR was registered.

Earlier this month, an anonymous blog post by a woman alleging sexual harassment to her by Kumar when she worked at TVF between 2014 and 2016 had gone viral on the social media.

It was followed by similar allegations by some other women.

TVF had 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.

—PTI