Model convicted for plotting to murder Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar, convicted, model, Preeti Jain, murder, director, Rs10000

Mumbai: Accused for plotting the murder of director Madhur Bhandarkar against whom she had earlier filed a rape case, the city civil and sessions court on Friday convicted model Preeti Jain to three years in jail and also imposed a fine of Rs10,000.

She has been accused of hiring gangsters to eliminate director Bhandarkar in 2005.

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She was convicted along with other two other accused. Immediately after the ruling, Jain sought suspension of sentence.

She had allegedly given a ‘supari’ of 75, 000 rupees to a gangster of the Arun Gaali gang in September 2005 to eliminate Bhandarkar.

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A case was registered on the police registered a case on September 10, 2005.

Jain had earlier in July 2004 lodged a complaint alleging that Bhandarkar had raped her several times between 1999 and 2004 under the pretext of marrying her and casting her as actress in his movies.

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