After the Supreme Court upheld the Hyderabad High Court’s decision to cancel the anticipatory bail of Bollywood producer Karim Morani in case of rape charge of aspiring actress, he surrendered before police last night. Morani was formally placed under arrest after his surrender in Hyderabad, a police officer said on Saturday. “Morani surrendered before the Hayathnagar police around midnight. After completing legal formalities, he will be produced before a court today,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (LB Nagar) M Venkateswar Rao told PTI. On September 5, the Hyderabad High Court had held as valid a lower court’s order to cancel Mr Morani’s anticipatory bail on grounds of concealment of the fact that he had been facing criminal trial in the 2G scam case and was in jail for several months.
It was alleged that Mr Morani had sedated the Delhi-based woman and raped her several times, took her nude photos between July 2015 and January 2016. The woman, aged around 25, lodged a complaint with the Hayathnagar police under Rachakonda police commissionerate in January this year.