Woman arrested for filing fake rape case against actor, staging attack on self

Woman arrested for filing fake rape case against actor, staging attack on self
The woman was arrested by Oshiwara police for filing a false complaint against Oberoi (picture) and orchestrating an assault on herself on May 25

In a shocking turn of events, Oshiwara police have arrested the woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge confirmed the woman was arrested for filing a false complaint against Oberoi and orchestrating an assault on herself on May 25.

She was presented before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Andheri on Monday.

The woman had earlier claimed that Oberoi had raped her on the pretext of marrying her, following which an FIR was registered against the actor under Sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In her statement to the police, she alleged that Oberoi not only raped her and filmed the act but also demanded money. She further claimed that the actor had threatened to release the video if she did not pay the requisite sum.

Later, on May 25, she came forth and alleged that 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.

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.

The police first arrested her lawyer, Ali Kashif Khan, and based on his statement arrested her.

Oberoi, meanwhile, was arrested on May 6 by Mumbai Police and was sent to 14 days of judicial custody by an Andheri court. However, Bombay High Court later granted him bail on a surety of Rs 50,000.

The woman has been booked under IPC Sections, 120 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 182 (false information with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person), 203 (giving false information respecting an offence committed), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 506 (2) (punishment for criminal intimidation).

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