Karan Oberoi moves High Court after bail plea is rejected by Mumbai Sessions Court in rape case

Karan Oberoi was arrested on 5 May on charges of raping and blackmailing a woman.

FP Staff May 28, 2019 17:52:53 IST
Karan Oberoi moves High Court after bail plea is rejected by Mumbai Sessions Court in rape case

Television actor Karan Oberoi, arrested on charges of raping and blackmailing a woman, has approached the Bombay High Court for bail after a sessions court rejected his plea for the relief earlier this month.

The lower court had rejected Oberoi's plea noting that investigation into the case was incomplete, and hence it would be incorrect to release the accused on bail.

Karan Oberoi moves High Court after bail plea is rejected by Mumbai Sessions Court in rape case

Karan Oberoi. Image from Twitter @TDwaal

In his petition filed in the HC Monday (27 May) through advocate Dinesh Tiwari, Oberoi claimed he was falsely implicated in the case, and that it was a consensual relationship between him and the woman.

The 40-year-old, who has acted in television serials and appeared in commercials, was arrested earlier this month after the woman, who was in a relationship with him since 2016, lodged a complaint with Oshiwara police alleging that Oberoi had raped her on the pretext of marriage.

She also alleged that Oberoi shot some objectionable videos of her and demanded money while threatening to release these clips.

The HC is likely to take up Oberoi's petition for hearing next week.

Shortly after Oberoi's arrest on 5 May, his friend, actor Pooja Bedi appeared in a Facebook live video with members of A Band of Boys, a quartet that Karan has been part of since 2001, and defended him. Although she denied having any knowledge about the complainant, she claimed Oberoi had on some occasions complained about being "harassed, stalked, intimidated and threatened" by a woman.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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