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Inside Edge actor Karan Oberoi was arrested in Mumbai on Sunday, May 5. A female astrologer has accused the 47-year-old actor of rape and blackmailing. While Karan was produced at the Andheri court today (May 6), getting a bail immediately seems unlikely with such strong charges. In fact, now we hear that Karan will be in police custody till Thursday, May 9.
Karan was accused of forcing himself on a 38-year-old female astrologer in January 2017. Yes, as per reports, Karan met the victim in August 2016 on the dating app Tinder. While the two got talking, the lady told Karan that she wanted to keep things casual. Over the course of time, their friendship culminated into love and Karan started visiting the victim’s house. Reportedly, one fine day, after offering a coconut to the lady, the Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi actor forced himself on her. Not only this, but Karan has also been accused of video recording the abuse and later blackmailing the woman with it.
Yes, Karan allegedly threatened the victim time and again by telling her that he would make the video public. In return, he took money and a lot of other stuff from the victim. In October, when Karan refused to return the Rs 2.5 lakh he borrowed from the victim, she eventually filed a complaint against him. Currently, Karan is in custody till Thursday and we are waiting for further development on the matter. As we get you more updates, stay tuned to CineBlitz.