Today, May 17, 2018, a Mumbai Court turned down the bail application of Karan Oberoi, who was arrested earlier this month on charges of raping and blackmailing a woman.
Karan Oberoi's lawyer Dinesh Tiwari stated that they would take the matter to the high court after the plea was rejected by Dindoshi sessions court.
Karan was arrested on May 06, 2019, after the woman, an astrologer, registered a complaint with the police on Sunday accusing him of rape and blackmail on the pretext of marriage.
"He took extortion money on the pretext of marrying her. As per the Supreme Court's recent judgment, if any person makes false promises and has any physical contact with her, it amounts to rape. Based on this, his bail plea was rejected," the woman's advocate, stated Ali Kaashif Khan.
An FIR was registered at the Oshiwara Police Station in Mumbai under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code against Oberoi.
"Karan 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 said, quoting the FIR.
A non-cognisable complaint (NC) was lodged by the woman against Karan in October 2018, where she accused him of using her financially. Incidentally, Karan, too, had filed an NC against her for mental harassment 10 days before that.
At that point, the girl had reached out to the media and had lashed out at Karan, revealing details about their association.
As an actor, Karan started his journey with Mahesh Bhatt's Swabhimaan (Doordarshan - 1995), where he played Bobby and went on to star in shows like Saaya (Sony Entertainment Television - 1998) and Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi (Sony Entertainment Television - 2003). He was also a member of A Band of Boys, which was formed in 2001, whose other members include Sudhanshu Pandey, Sherrin Varghese, Siddharth Haldipur and Chaitnya Bhosale.
Karan Oberoi was sent to 14 days of judicial custody on May 09, 2019, by an Andheri court.