Hours after surrendering to police in the alleged rape of a 25-year-old aspiring actress, Bollywood producer Karim Morani has been sent to judicial remand till 6 October, officials said on Saturday.
As per reports, Morani will be lodged in Cherlapally Central Jail in Hyderabad.
The “Chennai Express” producer surrendered at the Hayathnagar police station on the outskirts of Hyderabad around midnight.
The Delhi-based woman alleged that Morani raped her on the pretext of marrying her. She alleged that Morani took her nude pictures and videos and sexually exploited her by threatening to post the same on social media.
The police had booked him in January on charges of rape, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and cheating.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Morani’s petition challenging the Hyderabad High Court’s verdict cancelling his bail.
The High Court on September 5 had upheld the decision of the sessions court cancelling Morani’s bail.
Morani was booked for cheating, rape, wrongful confinement), criminal intimidation), and cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of marriage under the Indian Penal Code.
The complainant alleged that Morani raped her in Mumbai and also at a film studio in Hyderabad in 2015 after promising to marry her.
The producer, however, had denied the allegations. Morani said the complaint was filed with the sole intention of tarnishing his reputation and image.