Kanpur April 29: Mumbai-based model Preeti Jain has been sentenced to 3 years in jail here on Friday.
While going to matter, She was being found guilty of plotting to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, whom she had accused of rape.
A sessions court also fined her Rs. 10,000, and also Preeti Jain's request later for bail was granted by the court and her sentence was suspended for four weeks respectively.
However, Preeti Jain has been convicted of paying gangster Arun Gawli's aide Naresh Pardeshi to kill Mr. Bhandarkar in 2005, almost a year after she filed a rape case against the filmmaker.Naresh Pardeshi and his aide Shivram Das have also been sentenced to three years on charges of helping her.
The prosecution said in court that the actress paid Rs. 75,000 to the gangster but when he didn't do the job, she asked for her money back. The Word reached to Arun Gawli and he alerted the police.
Meanwhile, Jain had accused Mr. Bhandarkar of sexually exploiting her after promising her a role in his films. She had told the police that the filmmaker raped her 16 times between 1999 and 2004.
Months later, the police learned that Ms. Jain had hired a contract killer. During the trial, the court examined 51 witnesses including Mr. Bhandarkar, who is known for films like Page 3, Traffic Signal, Fashion and Chandni Bar.
After the announcement of the court verdict, The film maker took his twitter and posted that without taking names, "Some things are better left unsaid! Some things are better left as they are. Life moves on, so have I."