Comedian Khyali Saharan booked for rape in Jaipur
Famous stand-up comedian Khyali Saharan has been booked for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in a hotel room in Jaipur. A case was registered against the comedian on Tuesday at Mansarovar police station.
According to police, the incident took place on Monday when Khayali allegedly raped the woman in a hotel room in the Mansarovar area on the pretext of helping her get a job.
“A case under IPC Section 376 (rape) has been registered against the comedian following a complaint lodged by the woman. The matter is being investigated,” said sub-inspector Sandeep Yadav who is posted at Mansarovar police station.
According to police, Khyali booked two rooms in a hotel, one for himself and another for the two women. The comedian allegedly consumed alcohol and forcibly asked the women to do the same. Later, one of the women left the room and he raped the other woman.
When asked about it in a recent interview, Aam Aadmi Party’s state spokesperson Yogendra Gupta said, “AAP has lakhs of workers and Khyali is one of them. What he does in his private life is a different matter. It has nothing to do with the party.”
Khyali rose to fame with his stint in The Great Indian Challenge season 2, in which Rauf Lala was the winner. He was recently seen as a guest on The Kapil Sharma Show.