Aspiring actor Preeti Jain has been convicted and sentenced to 3-year imprisonment by the Mumbai sessions court, along with two others, for conspiring to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar.
Actor Preeti Jain and two others, convicted by a Mumbai court for giving money to gangsters to kill Madhur Bhandarkar in 2005— ANI (@ANI_news) April 28, 2017
Preeti Jain and two others have been convicted by a Mumbai court, while two others have been acquitted in the case— ANI (@ANI_news) April 28, 2017
The court has, however, suspended the sentence for four weeks and even granted a bail on pre-conditions.
Mumbai Court suspends sentence given to actor Preeti Jain for 4 weeks to appeal in the High Court.— ANI (@ANI_news) April 28, 2017
Court also gives bail to actor Preeti Jain & 2 others with precondition of payment of fine imposed; bail of Rs. 15,000 also to be furnished— ANI (@ANI_news) April 28, 2017
According to a Hindustan Times report, Jain had filed a police complaint in Versova against the director in 2004, accusing him of raping her 16 times.
The Times Of India report quoted an old statement of Preeti that the director asked her for sexual favours in return for a lead role in his film and that he raped her even after she refused the offer.
In 2005, the actress, as per the report, allegedly hired an aide of underworld gangster Arun Gawli for Rs 75,000 to kill Madhur Bhandarkar. But, Gawli’s lawyer reportedly informed the police about the conspiracy when Jain asked for a refund after a failed attempt.
In 2012, the rape case against the filmmaker was cancelled by a court after Preeti Jain told the court that she was dropping the charge.
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