Karthik noticed Raj Tarun crashing the Volvo Car into the roadside wall near Alkapuri Township at Narsingi. He followed the Actor, who was running away to his home, on a two-wheeler. When the confrontation happened, Raj Tarun denied his involvement in the crash and went on to say he was just roaming to smoke a cigar. He, however, admitted being involved in the crash after moral policing.
Raj Tarun's Manager Raja Ravindra accused Karthik of blackmailing Raj Tarun using the video recording of the mishap episode. 'Karthik called Me on Tuesday morning to make a deal based on the video in his possession. I wasn't able to meet him due to my busy schedule. All of a sudden, He approached media to make false allegations that I had negotiated and even threatened him,' he wrote in the complaint filed at Madhapur Police Station.
Raja Ravindra alleged the Costume Designer is facing charges of subjecting wife to cruelty and even had a divorce issue. However, Karthik claimed he and his wife obtained divorce with mutual consent last year itself.
Raj Tarun decided to settle issue with Karthik in the court itself. Based on the complaint, Extortion Case was booked against Karthik by Madhapur Police.
On the other hand, Narsingi Police will investigate the mishap case from the drunk driving angle based on the version of Karthik.