Actor Karan 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
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.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge confirmed the woman's arrest by the Oshiwara Police for filing a false complaint against Oberoi and orchestrating an assault on herself on May 25.
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.
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.
Actor-singer Karan Oberoi was arrested after the victim, an astrologer, registered a complaint with the police, accusing him of rape and blackmail on the pretext of marriage. She also accused him of filming their sex and tried to extort money by threatening to make the video public. The 34-year-old victim said she met the accused through a dating app in 2016.
Karan has been a part of showbiz for over two decades and has acted in several television serials, including "Swabhimaan", "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin" and "Saaya". He was also one of the vocalists of A Band of Boys, an Indipop boy band.
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