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#MenToo: Bombay HC grants Karan Oberoi bail

MUMBAI: The Bombay prime courtroom on Friday granted bail to actor Karan Oberoi within the rape case filed towards him by a 34-year-old lady ultimate month.

The courtroom added that his lawyer must furnish all paperwork in support of his innocence by June 20 to the police station. It set the bail quantity at Rs 50,000.

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The courtroom stated prima facie Whatsapp messages exchanged between the 2, the contents of which her lawyer has no longer denied, shows no case of extortion.

Justice Revati Mohite Dere stated that even though the accuser's FIR states that the primary rape allegation used to be made in January 2017, it has to be read “in juxtaposition with messages dated January 13, 2017.”

The courtroom observed that the woman had orchestrated the assault on herself and prima facie seems to have filed a 2d FIR towards Oberoi to deny him bail.

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“The police have found the FIR to be false,” the courtroom stated in its order and directed the police to take appropriate action towards the woman.

The courtroom also reminded the police that the investigation must be “fair and independent” and wondered the cops for no longer seizing the woman's phone for investigation.

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In an FIR lodged on May four, the woman had alleged that Oberoi "blackmailed” her by “difficult cash and different valuables” and maintained sexual courting together with her on the pretext of marriage.

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