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Karan Oberoi files complaint against investigating officer, accuses him of favouring complainant

Oberoi's lawyer, Dinesh Tiwari, demanded that the inspector be prosecuted.

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Jul 01, 2019, 12.09 PM IST
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Karan Oberoi was arrested on May 5 and released a month later.
Three weeks after being released from police custody, actor and singer Karan Oberoi has filed a case against investigating officer, inspector DP Sonawane. Oberoi, who has been accused of raping and extorting money from a tantrik healer, said that the inspector had submitted a false report against him. According to a Times of India report, the inspector had tried to frame Oberoi, and acted in a biased manner favouring the complainant. Oberoi's lawyer, Dinesh Tiwari, while filing the case in Mumbai's Metropolitan Magistrate's Court on Saturday, demanded that the inspector be prosecuted.

Talking to TOI, Oberoi revealed that contrary to the inspector's report in which he mentioned that they did not confiscate his laptop and phone, Sonawane and his team had taken those belongings into possession. The 40-year-old actor further said that even after a month following the complaint by the healer, her phone had not been seized for investigation.

Inspector Sonawane, however, denied Oberoi's claims and said that he has not received an intimation yet.

Oberoi, who had appeared in in 2006 show 'Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin', was accused by a 34-year-old woman of raping her on the pretext of marriage. She also said that he then blackmailed her for more money with a video clip. Later, she filed an FIR alleging that she was attacked by two bike-borne men during her morning walk. She also said that the men threatened to attack her with acid and asked her to take the case back. However, after investigation, it was revealed that she had staged the attack to show the accused in a bad light. The complainant was then arrested by the Mumbai police.

Oberoi was arrested on May 5, and released a month after that.

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