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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Comedian arrested on rape charges

The Valiv police on late Tuesday arrested stand up comedian Rehman Khan after a woman filed a complaint of rape against him.

The complainant, a 30-year-old woman, claimed that Khan had raped her at a two-star hotel in Vasai. The FIR was first lodged at Santa Cruz police station on February 29, where the complainant stays and was later transferred to Valiv police station as the crime had allegedly taken place in their jurisdiction.

Confirming the arrest, senior police officer Narayana Patil of Valiv police station said, “We arrested Khan from Kurla on Tuesday and he was produced in court on Wednesday. He has been remanded to police custody till March 14.”

According to police sources, complainant is a resident of Santa Cruz and a mother of two, while her husband works in Saudi Arabia.

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