On Wednesday, actor and singer Karan Oberoi’s sister Gurbani registered a case in Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court against a Mumbai-based tantric lady, who previously framed Karan in a false rape case. In her complaint, she alleged that the tantric woman practices witchcraft which is not legal in many parts of India.
Talking to Bombay Times, Gurbani shared, “Her witchcraft practices are not a new development. My brother had mentioned it in his NC, which he had filed against her in October last year, seven months before she filed the case against him. She had threatened us with dire consequences and claimed that she was using witchcraft to cause my parents pain and suffering. Such women cannot be above the law.”
Speaking about the same Karan added, “I have suffered for a long time. While I had clearly mentioned her association with witchcraft in my complaint, no action has been taken against her till date. Practising witchcraft is a serious crime in Maharashtra, and one can’t get away using the gender card. Every time someone gets away with an unlawful practice, it emboldens the others to follow suit. For the good of society, it’s important to keep crime and punishment gender-neutral. Initiatives like #MenToo are the need of the hour.”
Karan’s lawyer, Dinesh Tiwari revealed, “Propagating and promoting such theories in any form is illegal and that’s the ground of our complaint. Besides publishing a book on witchcraft and voodoo, she has been propagating it on chat groups and also teaching people. In fact, her lawyer, too, admitted that she indulges in such practises and even claimed to be a victim of it. This is good enough evidence and she is liable to be prosecuted and punished.”