Days after a girl accused 28-year-old Mumbai-based journalist Varun Hiremath of rape, Delhi Police has issued a lookout round in opposition to him, barring him from leaving the nation.
In accordance with police, Hiremath, an anchor with ET Now, has been on the run since February 23 when the FIR was registered in opposition to him. Two groups have been despatched to Mumbai and Gujarat to arrest him and several other raids at totally different places have been carried out, police mentioned. Police mentioned his father owns a pharmaceutical firm.
DCP (New Delhi district) Dr Eish Singhal mentioned, “Now we have registered an FIR and are conducting raids to nab him. Additional investigation is underway.”
A senior police officer mentioned they’d initially tried to name Hiremath for questioning after serving discover to him, however he switched off his telephone and have become untraceable.
“With the assistance of technical surveillance, we discovered his final location was in Gujarat and a crew was despatched there. The officers additionally met his associates, who should not conscious of his present location. Police are monitoring the actions of his relations and shut mates. Fearing that he would go away the nation, we opened an LoC on Tuesday,” the officer mentioned.
After lodging an FIR in opposition to him, the lady reiterated her allegations in a press release recorded earlier than a Justice of the Peace below CrPC Part 164 final week.
The girl in her criticism and her assertion earlier than the Justice of the Peace has alleged she was raped by Hiremath, who works with an English news channel, at a five-star resort in Chanakyapuri on February 20.
The FIR states that the lady and Hiremath met at a restaurant in Khan Market, from the place the accused requested her to return to his resort room, the place a number of incidents of rape, violence and sexual assault allegedly occurred.
On the idea of girl’s criticism, an FIR below IPC sections 376 (punishment of offence of rape), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) and 509 (phrase, gesture or act supposed to insult the modesty of a girl) was registered at Chanakyapuri police station.