Hours after being denied the anticipatory bail by the apex court, film producer Karim Morani has surrendered to police in connection with a rape case. Police confirm that Morani surrendered around midnight at the Hayathnagar police station situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The Chennai Express producer will be presented before the court
Morani is facing the charge of raping a Delhi-based woman. The 25-year-old aspiring actor alleged that he repeatedly raped her by threatening to post her private pictures 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 Dilwale producer was also accused in high profile 2G scam and had been booked for it. Meanwhile, victim's lawyer Karuna Nandy took to Twitter to accuse Morani of threatening her client with ''elimination by underworld''.
(With IANS inputs)