Karan Oberoi who we have seen in shows like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (Sony Entertainment Television), and the very recent Inside Edge on Amazon Prime, has been arrested by Mumbai police in a rape case. Reportedly, Karan is accused of having raped a woman in Oshiwara, Mumbai in 2017.
According to ANI tweet, police has arrested actor Karan Oberoi in connection with an alleged rape case. The actor has been sent to police custody till May 09, 2019, by a Mumbai Court.
An FIR was registered at Oshiwara Police Station in Mumbai under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code against Oberoi. According to the police, the actor-singer allegedly raped the woman on the pretext of marrying her.
"We have arrested the actor on the basis of a complaint registered by the woman. He is currently in police custody," said Shailesh Pasalwar, Senior Inspector, Oshiwara police station.
Karan 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, they 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 to media and had lashed out at Karan, revealing details about their association.
As an actor, Karan started his journey with Mahesh Bhatt's Swabhimaan (1995), where he played Bobby and went on to star in shows like Saaya (1998) and Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi (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.