Karan Oberoi rape case: Complainant orchestrated attack on herself, says lawyer

first_imgAli Kaashif Khan, the lawyer of the woman who accused TV actor Karan Oberoi of rape and extortion, has said the complainant orchestrated attack on herself. He was on the run for four days after one of the four attackers claimed the attack was planned by Khan.The attackers all of whom are students were identified as brothers Zishan Ansari (23) and Altamash (22), Jithin Santosh Kurian (22) and Arafat Ahmed Ali (21). Khan surrendered before the police on Monday post which he was arrested and produced before Andheri court where he was granted bail.The complainant, 34, an astrologer was attacked on May 25 by two people riding a sports bike, while she was taking a morning walk.According to TOI, police told court that Khan acted as a mediator between the woman and the four attackers and that according to the lawyer, the woman had plotted the attack on herself.Khan told the publication: “The woman used my cousin Altamash Ansari (22) to carry out the attack after paying him Rs10,000. The planning took place at her home two days before the assault, when I introduced Altamash to her as someone who had some contacts in the ministry. She wanted to organize a #MeToo campaign in Delhi. Minutes after Altamash returned from her flat, I found his behaviour weird. When I learnt about the attack on May 25, I rushed to help her file an FIR. The same day, cops told us they had got hold of the attacker’s bike number. It was then that the woman confessed to me that she had plotted the attack.”advertisementHowever, the complainant refutes the allegation terming it absolutely false.This is absolutely false. The investigation shall prove the truth of the matter. I always had a strong case on merit. My original advocate was doing a fabulous job. Khan, as a second advocate, was more interested in a media trial and in facing the cameras while I was not, therefore I never came forward until now. What his agenda for the media trial was, he knows best. I only know I have suffered in the bargain for having trusted people blindly,” she told The Times of India.Also read | Karan Oberoi rape case: Attack on complainant planned by her lawyer?last_img

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