Following a complaint filed in the Karan Oberoi case, a Mumbai court summoned six other people, including actress Pooja Bedi and Sudhanshu Pandey, for allegedly disclosing the identity of the rape victim. On behalf of the survivor, actor-singer Karan Oberoi has been charged with rape and blackmail.
They were charged under sections 376 (misdemeanour) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code after a complaint was filed with the Oshiwara police in May 2019. (IPC). The case is currently being heard in court. Pooja Bedi and Sudhanshu Pandey, both actors, publicly supported Karan in this event. In June of this year, however, a lawsuit was lodged against him and a few others.
On Tuesday, the court issued summons to Pooja and Sudhanshu, including others, in the context of the complaint. Advocate Mansha Bhatia, representing the complainant, told in a WhatsApp message, “A case has been registered under Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code 1860 for disclosing the identity of my client who is a victim of rape. Summons have been given only after police investigation to all those accused, who now have to appear in court. “
“It is a matter of concern that the names of innocent men can be taken in public and they can be put to shame,” Pooja said when contacted. A woman who files a false rape report, on the other hand, remains anonymous. In no interview have I revealed his identity.
In reality, I’ve always made it a point to avoid mentioning names. She is violating the laws that were placed in place to safeguard women.