The police statement, that the lawyer of the astrologer woman who accused Karan Oberoi of rape, engineered the attack on the complainant, has sent shock waves in the industry. But Karan's close friend Pooja Bedi who has been in the forefront fighting for his release (Karan is currently lodged in Taloja Jail, in Kharghar) is just not shocked but angry as well, for the assailants (four) have been apparently released on bail of Rs 15,000 each.
Talking EXCLUSIVELY to SpotboyE.com yesterday, Pooja said, "Unbelievable that 4 CONFESSED attackers get out on 15,O00 rupees bail whereas Karan an INNOCENT MAN is denied bail and in jail for 1 month now." You can well imagine the anger also being felt by Karan's sister Vani and his aged parents whom Vani has somehow so far prevailed upon in not letting them come to Mumbai.
However, Karan's lawyer Dinesh Tiwari is calm and collected. He tells us, "It's within the law that those men were released. What they said in police custody is not termed as confession per se. It's a statement. Their confession will be what they say in Court. But I would say that yes, they should have been behind bars for a day or two more."
The report in Times Of India related to the mastermind behind the attack on the complainant read, “The police said they were looking for the lawyer, Ali Kaashif Khan, and an accomplice after the revelation of his masterminding the attack came from one of the four youths arrested on Thursday. The lawyer did not respond to any calls on Friday. His mobile was switched off, as was that of the woman. The arrested youths were identified as brothers Zishan Ansari (23) and Altamash (22), Jithin Santosh Kurian (22) and Arafat Ahmed Ali (21). All are students. The police said Ali, a distant relative of Khan, confessed that the lawyer had assigned them the task of attacking and threatening his client for money.”
Additionally, a police officer had told TOI, “The motive behind the attack will be clear only after the lawyer is arrested. The lawyer’s name cropped up after one of the four arrested men said that it was the lawyer who had discussed the attack with them and paid them some money. The planning was done four-five days before the attack. The attackers were given a proper daily schedule of the victim’s morning walk. Accordingly, Zishan, who is doing his BCom, and his brother Altamash, who is pursuing BMM, planned the attack while Ali rode the two-wheeler belonging to Zishan and Kurian slashed at the victim’s arm before he threw the paper scribbled with the words ‘Take The Case Back’. He also showed her a bottle threatening to attack her with acid.”
Let's see what happens when the woman and Kaashif's phones get switched on.