Bhubaneswar, September 11: Commissionerate police on Monday issued a lookout circular (LOC) against playback singer Sourin Bhatt in connection with a harassment case lodged by a woman of Cuttack city.
The LOC was issued after the police failed to trace him in Kolkata, his native place and other three places in the city. The singer reportedly stays in Mumbai, said sources.
The Orissa High Court had earlier rejected Bhatt’s bail petition and vacated the interim protection it had granted.
Worth mentioning, a woman banker from Cuttack on June 12 had accused the Ollywood singer of sexually harassing her and duping lakhs of rupees.
Anticipating arrest, Sourin had sought relief from the Orissa High Court and prayed for an anticipatory bail. The court had granted interim protection to the singer on August 1. However, the Court had also directed the playback singer to cooperate in the police investigation at every point.
Meanwhile, the police investigation revealed that Sourin had a relationship with the complainant for the last few years, which he had denied before the police during the statement record. At the same time, the sleuths had also found a number of bank transactions with the woman. Subsequently, a four-member team of Commissionerate Police visited Sourin’s house in Kolkata on June 22. However, the team had to return empty-handed as the singer was not found there.