In the latest turn of events in the Arunabh Kumar sexual harassment row, the Mumbai Police is likely to close the probe soon as no victim has come forward even 10 days after the report was lodged, as per an India Today report.
A third-party police complaint had been filed by lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee on March 16, requesting a FIR against the TVF boss, Arunabh Kumar for indulging in various “willful, criminal, vulgar and continuous acts of sexual harassment at workplace.” At the time of filing the complaint, Rizwan had stated that the police were helpless in the matter and couldn’t investigate the case without a FIR, thus, he went ahead and filed the third-party complaint requesting for a police FIR.
In a series of social media posts, he had also urged the victims to come forward.
However, despite emergence of multiple unverified complaints against Kumar on social media, no victim has actually approached the police. As the police cannot consider allegations made on social media as evidence and were left with no option but to close the investigation. Consequently, Arunabh Kumar will not be called in to record a statement as he is no longer officially accused in a case.