Karan Oberoi's bail plea in rape and extortion case rejected by Mumbai Sessions court

May 17 2019 10:39 PM
Karan Oberoi's bail plea in rape and extortion case rejected by Mumbai Sessions court

Dindoshi Sessions court rejected the bail plea of TV actor and singer, Karan Oberoi's in rape and extortion.

The actor was arrested on May 5, after the victim filed a case again him, accusing Karan of rape and blackmail. Karan was sent to 14 days of judicial custody on May 9, and his plea was heard today.

According to the police, Oberoi allegedly raped the victim under the pretext of marriage. “Oberoi not only raped the woman and filmed the act but also demanded money from the victim threatening to release the video if she did not pay up,” the police quoted the FIR in a First Post report.

Apparently this controversy dates back to 2018. According to India Today, the woman had filed a non-cognizable complaint (NC) against Karan, accusing him of using her financially. Ten days prior to her complaint, Karan too, had filed an NC against her for mental harassment.

Speaking to Bombay Times back then, the woman in question stated, "Karan and I got in touch on a dating app. Initially, he asked me to share basic pictures, followed by nudes, with him guiding me on how they should be taken. We met in October 2016 and got intimate for the first time. We met again four days later and when I told him that I am into healing, he requested me to help him in his career. I started helping him and that’s how I began spending money on him. I replaced his fake gemstones with expensive ones, which cost me around Rs 90,000. He said that he would pay me later, but never did. In May 2017, he told me that his house had been mortgaged and he didn’t want to lose it. I gave him over a lakh for several months to help him save his house. I would give him money otherwise, too, for his expenses. Just doing up his house cost me around Rs 4 lakh and I also bought him a karaoke console, refrigerator, laptop and a mobile phone. He would ask me to get expensive things for him whenever I travelled abroad for my work. The demands were covert — he would tell me that he has been planning to buy a particular item since long, but hasn’t been able to because of money constraints, knowing that I would buy it for him."

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