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‘Chennai Express’ producer Karim Morani sent to judicial custody in rape case

On Saturday, a city court asked Bollywood film producer Karim Morani to be sent to the judicial custody for 14 days in relation to a rape case. On Friday, Morani had surrendered to the police, hours after the Supreme Court rejected his plea for an anticipatory bail. The producer surrendered himself at the Hayathnagar police station on the outskirts of Hyderabad near midnight, post which he was put arrested. Then, he was produced before a magistrate, who remanded him to judicial custody until October 6. He was lodged in Cherlapally jail.

For those who came late, the producer has been arrested on the charges of allegedly raping a 25-year-old aspiring actress. The Delhi-based actress accused him of raping her with the promise of marriage. She placed allegations that he clicked her nude photos and videos and threatened to exploit her publicly by sharing those private pictures and videos on the internet. (Also Read: ‘Chennai Express’ producer Karim Morani surrenders to police in rape case)

So, in the month of January, the cops had booked him on rape charges, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and cheating. The complainant also alleged that he had raped her in Mumbai and at a Hyderabad film studio in 2015. The woman, who has a BBA degree from Delhi, stated that she was introduced to Morani through his daughter who was also a theatre artiste in Mumbai. However, Morani had denied these accusations and had stated that the complaint was filed with the sole purpose of tarnishing his image.

Karim Morani was named in the 2G spectrum scam wherein he was accused of helping channel funds to the amount of Rs 200 crore to the famous Tamil television channel Kalaignar TV.

Inputs from IANS

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