Cops arrest woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape

TV actor Karan Oberoi
Actor Karan Oberoi. Picture : Source: IANS

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested a woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi, an official said.

Oberoi, who was arrested on May 6 for allegedly raping and blackmailing the woman, was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on June 7.

Read : Rape-accused actor Karan Oberoi granted bail

Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge confirmed the woman’s arrest by the Oshiwara Police for filing a TV actor Karan Oberoi held for rape, blackmail and orchestrating an assault on herself on May 25.

Read : TV actor Karan Oberoi held for rape, blackmail

The woman had claimed that on May 25 two motorcycle-borne men assaulted her and left a note purportedly asking her to “take back” her case against Oberoi, failing which they threatened to splash acid on her.

Read : Rape-accused Karan Oberoi gets 14 days judicial custody

A couple of days later, the police arrested the duo, one of whom turned out to be a relative of the woman’s lawyer. The two men confessed that the attack was pre-planned and they were paid Rs 10,000 for it.

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