Actor Karan Oberoi has been arrested by police in connection with an alleged rape case in Mumbai, reports news agency ANI. He was later sent to police custody till 9 May by a Mumbai Court.
Karan is accused of having raped the woman in Oshiwara in 2017. He is alleged to have raped the woman before filming his act. According to the FIR, he later blackmailed the woman threatening her to release the video if she did not pay the money demanded by him.
Karan has acted in several Hindi TV serials such as Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, Swabhimaan, Saaya among others. He also acted in popular web series Inside Edge. He has also hosted several TV shows including Titan Antakshari and The Great Indian Comedy Show.
Not too long ago, he had hit media headlines for his comments on India’s airstrikes post Pulwama terror attack. He was quoted by Times of India, “Pulwama is not avenged yet ! It will be as soon as all the misgivings as regards our resolution to hit back with extreme and brutal retribution is message that goes across firmly and stops anyone trying to spill the blood of an Indian anywhere in the world! But the fact that we are not taking it lying down anymore is a signal to all the perpetrators of terrorism all across the globe!”
Karan is son of Brigadier BJS Oberoi with his uncles also serving in the Indian armed forces.
More details awaited