A few days back, the 34-year-old woman who had accused singer-actor Karan Oberoi of rape and extortion was attacked by two people riding a sports bike, while she was taking a morning walk. It was said that the attack was masterminded by her lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan. However, the lawyer said that the woman herself had planned this attack.
According to the reports, police told the court that Khan acted as a mediator between the woman and the four attackers and that according to the lawyer, the woman had plotted the attack on herself.
"The woman used my cousin Altamash Ansari (22) to carry out the attack after paying him Rs10,000. The planning took place at her home two days before the assault, when I introduced Altamash to her as someone who had some contacts in the ministry. She wanted to organize a #MeToo campaign in Delhi. Minutes after Altamash returned from her flat, I found his behaviour weird. When I learnt about the attack on May 25, I rushed to help her file an FIR. The same day, cops told us they had got hold of the attacker’s bike number. It was then that the woman confessed to me that she had plotted the attack," Ali Kaashif Khan said in a statement.
However, the woman has denied the allegation made by her lawyer. She said, “This is absolutely false. The investigation shall prove the truth of the matter. I always had a strong case on merit. My original advocate was doing a fabulous job. Khan, as a second advocate, was more interested in a media trial and in facing the cameras while I was not, therefore I never came forward until now. What his agenda for the media trial was, he knows best. I only know I have suffered in the bargain for having trusted people blindly."
The woman had filed a case against Oberoi for raping her under the pretext of marriage and blackmailing her for money with her video clips.