Actor Karan Oberoi sent to 14-day judicial remand for alleged rape and extortion of woman

The victim alleged that Oberoi of raping her and also shot some objectionable videos of her and demanded money from her while threatening to release the clips, a police official earlier said.

Published: 09th May 2019 04:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2019 04:21 PM   |  A+A-

Rape, crime against woman

For representational purposes.

By PTI

MUMBAI: Television actor Karan Oberoi, arrested on charges of raping and blackmailing a woman in suburban Oshiwara, was on Thursday remanded in 14-days judicial custody by a Mumbai court.

Oberoi, 40, who acted in some television serials and appeared in commercials, was arrested on Sunday after the woman, who was in a relationship with him since 2016, complained to the Oshiwara Police that he allegedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her.

The woman also alleged that he shot some objectionable videos of her and demanded money from her while threatening to release the clips, a police official earlier said.

ALSO READ | TV actor Karan Oberoi arrested for raping, blackmailing woman

Oberoi was on Thursday produced before the court of metropolitan magistrate Imran Marchiya in suburban Andheri which remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.

His lawyer Dinesh Tiwari said the allegations levelled by the woman were "false" and that they will file a bail application before the court on Friday.

Following the woman's complaint, Oberoi was booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion). He acted in some popular television serials like "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin" and "Inside Edge", and appeared in various advertisements of cars, bikes and apparel.

He was also a member of an Indipop musical group 'A Band of Boys'.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp