Bollywood producer Karim Morani today surrendered before the Rachakonda police of Hyderabad in Telangana following the rejection of anticipatory bail by the Supreme Court. Morani has been accused of rape by a 25-year-old Bachelor of Business Management student in January this year.
The Delhi based student had alleged rape by Morani on multiple occasions in Mumbai and Hyderabad in 2015. Morani will be produced in court today.
The woman in her complaint had claimed that Morani raped her on different occasions in Mumbai and in Hyderabad. The woman, who wanted to act in films, had also alleged that Morani raped her under the pretext of marrying her.
Karim Morani faces charges under section 417 (cheating), 376 (rape) 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The woman had earlier this year, said that Morani first raped her in Mumbai in July 2015.
“I didn’t know what was happening nor did I know how to react. I was depressed and didn’t talk to anyone about it. When I spoke to his family, they did not even react. But now after going through so much, I felt the need to fight. And I am doing this on my own,” she said as reported by India Today.
“He repeatedly drugged and raped me. He threatened to shoot me and blackmailed me with nude pictures of mine which he had clicked,” she also said.
Morani, founder of Cineyug Productions, is a well known producer of several Bollywood films such as Damini, Raja Hindustani, Ra-One and Chennai Express. Morani is also an accused in the 2G scam case.