Actors Pooja Bedi and Sudhanshu Pandey, together with six others, have been summoned by a Mumbai courtroom in a criticism filed towards them for allegedly revealing the r*pe sufferer’s identification within the Karan Oberoi case.
For the uninitiated, actor-singer Karan Oberoi has been accused of r*pe and blackmail by the sufferer. A criticism was lodged with the Oshiwara Police in May 2019 and fees underneath the Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) had been slapped on him. The matter is at the moment sub-judice.
Actors Pooja Bedi and Sudhanshu Pandey had spoken strongly in assist of Karan. However, a criticism towards them and a few others was filed in June 2019.
On Tuesday, the courtroom issued summons to Pooja and Sudhanshu together with others within the context of the criticism.
Advocate Mansha Bhatia, who represents the complainant, knowledgeable IANS with a WhatsApp textual content: “The case has been filed under section 228A of Indian penal code 1860 for revealing the identity of my client who is a rape victim. Summons have been issued subsequent to police investigation to all the accused who are now required to appear before the court.”
When contacted, Pooja Bedi spoke on disclosing the identification of the sufferer.
“It’s distressing that innocent men can be named and shamed publicly, but a woman who puts a fake r*pe case gets anonymity. I have not disclosed her identity in any interview. In fact, I have always maintained that names cannot be mentioned. she is misusing the very laws that were created to protect women,” mentioned Pooja.
She added: “I have supported women’s rights for decades. It’s a tragedy when women misuse laws meant to protect women, in order to torment men. If she is referring to private chats between our friends/lawyers discussing her and her fake case, then I think that’s absurd. The High Court judge has sternly reprimanded the police for their handling of the case. Karan is the victim here. Just because she is a woman does not automatically mean she’s right. We are all aware of the case details. It’s loud and clear that it’s a fake case.”
“And when it’s proved her case is fake, I hope the court allows her name to be publicised so that other men are saved from her wicked ways. I find her complaint targeting celebrities, top media barons and social media founders bizarre and unfounded,” Pooja concluded.
Sudhanshu Pandey remained unavailable for remark.