Today, the Hyderabad police have registered a rape case against the well known Bollywood film producer Karim Morani for allegedly raping a 25 year Delhi-based woman, on promise of marriage with her. The woman in question had lodged a complaint with the Hayath Nagar Police (that comes under the Rachakonda Police Commissionerate) last week, in which she has allegedly stated that Karim Morani had ‘raped’ her in Mumbai and also in a film studio last year.
Speaking about the incident, the police (who are now investigating the case) said that the woman had accused Karim Morani of raping her on different occasions in Mumbai. Besides raping her, Karim Morani had also promised to marry that woman. Based on the woman’s complaint, the police have now filed a case under various sections of the IPC including 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage), section 417 (cheating), section 376 (rape), section 342 (wrongful confinement), section 506 (criminal intimidation), and other relevant sections of IPC (Indian Penal Code).
Speaking on behalf of Karim Morani, his spokesperson issued a statement which stated, “The complaint is absolutely false and bogus with the sole intention of tarnishing Mr Morani’s reputation and image. Mr Morani will be taking appropriate steps in accordance with law to demonstrate that complaint is malafide. He is truthful and innocent and has full faith in the judiciary and is ready and willing to co-operate with the authorities to the fullest extent”.
Readers may remember Karim Morani is Shah Rukh Khan‘s business partner and has produced films like Chennai Express and Happy New Year. He was also person who had had been arrested in the infamous 2G scam back in the year 2011.
Watch this space for developments.