Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: Mumbai High Court has convicted three years jail to model and actor Preeti Jain for giving money to gangster for killing Film Director and Producer Madhur Bhandarkar in 2005.
The court has also asked to pay Rs 10,000 as fine to to the court.
The court has sentenced two of her associates Naresh Pardeshi and Shivram Das to three years on charges of conspiracy, aiding and abetting crime. Two other aides from Uttar Pradesh were acquitted for lack of evidence.
Soon after the court's decision, Jain sought suspension of sentence.
In 2005 Preeti Jain has filed rape case against the filmmaker, and allegedly paid Rs75,000 for the job. However, as the task was not completed, she asked for her money back. The issue reached Gawli, who then sent his men to alert the police.
After a week long probe, the police registered a case on September 10, 2005. Pardesi was arrested the same day and Jain was picked up while she was on her way to the Versova police station.
The police later arrested Pardeshi's friend Shivram Das, who was allegedly helped him arrange for weapons and shooters.
The trial first began in the fast-track court in Sewree, but was later transferred to the sessions court