Mumbai: Amid of the allegation of rape and extortion towards the tv actor Karan Oberoi, one in every of his greatest associates Pooja Bedi together with the band members of his music band ‘Band Of Boys’ urges on Tuesday that the legislation which are thrilling to guard the voice of rape sufferer, ought to be utilized in accountable method by the ladies.
In response to the query of IANS on inequality exist within the legislation on the press meet, Pooja mentioned: “Taking the historical past of our nation in consideration and the patriarchal society that we live in, there’s a state of affairs the place a rape sufferer goes to the police station and her criticism doesn’t get registered, which is mistaken. So we’d like legal guidelines towards rape and such violence; however on the identical time, if a extreme variety of girls are misusing the legislation if they aren’t respecting the legislation that are supposed to shield them slightly making the most of it, we’d like to consider the right way to shield the best of a person as properly!”
She added: “It’s unlucky to see such a sort man being subjected to one thing like this, the status harm, the household trauma is unacceptable to me. There are a variety of circumstances the place girls are usually not utilizing the legislation, they’re misusing the legislation.”
A criticism was lodged with the Oshiwara Police late on Sunday and fees beneath the Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) had been slapped towards him.
He was produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace’s courtroom which has remanded him to police custody until Might 9, his lawyer mentioned.
As per the First Info Report lodged by the sufferer, the accused raped her on the promise of marriage, filmed the act and tried to extort cash from her beneath the specter of making the video public.
Karan lawyer advocate Dinesh Tiwari, who was additionally current there, informed IANS: “Although it will likely be little harder for first few days however contemplating the truth that now we have all of the proof to show that my shopper is harmless, we should always get him bailed”.
All of the band members who had been current on the press meet emphasised on the contradictory state of affairs that proves the allegation false.
Based on Tiwari, because the fees are robust, in these circumstances, police doesn’t want an arrest warrant to arrest the individual. Nonetheless, it’s the loophole within the a system the place the police don’t analyse all of the given info from each the events earlier than dragging one individual and put behind the bar.
He mentioned: “In a single assertion, she mentioned that she was sexually assaulted after which she talked about that she was able to marry my shopper (Karan). How might you get able to marry somebody whom later you name a rapist?”
Mentioning one of many messages that the sufferer has despatched to Karan, Pooja reads out, “Karan, I’m being open and upfront. Can now we have intercourse, with out interested by future, feelings and anything only for now, as my physique wants it. And I don’t really feel snug to indulge with anybody else, so let me know what do you consider it.”
Then Pooja query, “Isn’t it clear that the connection was one-sided and Karan was approached many instances with such messages?”
Based on the lawyer, they’ve submitted a collection of textual content message that was despatched to Karan by the lady (sufferer) as proof to show his innocence.