Actor Karan Oberoi was recently arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing a woman. The reports said that the actor-model allegedly raped the woman on the pretext of marrying her.
Well now, actress Pooja Bedi along with the band members of his music band ‘Band Of Boys’ has come out in support of the telly actor.
Pooja Bedi comes out in support of rape accused Karan Oberoi
During a press meet, Pooja opened up on inequality exist in the law and said, “Taking the history of our country in consideration and the patriarchal society that we are living in, there is a situation where a rape victim goes to the police station and her complaint does not get registered, which is wrong. So we need laws against rape and such violence; but at the same time, if a severe number of women are misusing the law if they are not respecting the law that is meant to protect them rather taking advantage of it, we need to think about how to protect the right of a man as well!”
She added: “It is unfortunate to see such a kind man being subjected to something like this; the reputation damage, the family trauma, all these are unacceptable to me. There are a number of cases where women are not using the law, they are misusing the law.”
A report in Mumbai Mirror mentions that Oberoi met the woman in October 2016. According to the publication, the woman wrote in her FIR: “Using the video, he blackmailed me and took money from me. However, whenever I asked him about marriage he kept ignoring it and would ask for more money. Recently, when I insisted on the marriage, he threatened me and said do whatever you want to do.”
An FIR was registered at Oshiwara Police Station in Mumbai under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code against Oberoi.
He was produced before a magistrate’s court which has remanded him to police custody till May 9, his lawyer said.