August 20, 2019 | 6:06 PM IST

Friends, relatives support Karan Oberoi; Say ‘time for #Mentoo’

Amidst accusations of rape and extortion levelled against actor-singer Karan Oberoi of Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi fame, his friends and relatives have come out in his support. His close friend Pooja Bedi, members of the Indipop band A Band of Boys and Sister Gurbani Oberoi recently held a press conference in backup the actor.
During the conference, Bedi stated “It is almost sacrilegious to challenge a woman’s claim or to stand up for a man you consider a victim. Women have rights, but women are not above the law and that needs to be made very clear by prosecuting women who file false cases. Let’s focus on equal laws to protect, equal laws to punish, and a fight for an equal society. It’s time for #MenToo.”
It may be recalled that Mumbai police arrested the actor in connection with an alleged rape case and sent to police custody till May 9. An FIR was registered at Oshiwara Police Station in Mumbai under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code against Oberoi. The complainant from Oshiwara alleged that Karan raped her on the pretext of marriage, filmed the act and was threatening to release the video if she did not pay up.
Karan has been a part of the indipop band that includes Sudhanshu Pandey, Sherrin Verghese, Chaitanya Bhosle and Siddharth Haldipur.

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