Bollywood film producer Karim Morani who was recently accused with raped allegations has been given anticipatory bail by the court. The Chennai Express producer was arrested in a rape case filed against him by a 24-year-old, Mumbai-based theatre artist, who happens to be a friend of his daughter Zoa.
The girl, who had filed a case against him, had accused Karim Morani of sexually exploiting her and also threatening to leak their intimate pictures online.
According the reports, the case was registered at Hayatnagar police station where the investigating officers are waiting for the Call Detail Record (CDR) between both Morani and the victim to confirm whether or not the producer was present in Hyderabad when the alleged rape happened at a renowned film studio back in 2015.
Three days ago, Karim Morani’s team moved an anticipatory bail petition before IV additional metropolitan sessions judge of Ranga Reddy district. On Monday (January 30), the court granted anticipatory bail along with a few riders after hearing arguments of both the victim and the accused.
In its order, the court said, “The petitioner (Karim Morani) is entitled for anticipatory bail. In the event of the arrest of the petitioner, the petitioner shall be released on bail on his executing personal bond of 50,000 with two sureties for like sum each to the satisfaction of the investigating officer. Further, the petitioner shall cooperate with the investigating agency and shall attend before the investigating officer as and when required and shall present before the court whenever required by the investigating officer for further investigation in the matter.”