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Mumbai Model Preeti Jain Convicted For Plotting To Kill Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar

Model Preeti Jain had filed a rape case against filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar in 2004.

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MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 16, 2010: Indian film director, script writer, and producer Madhur Bhandarkar poses for a profile shoot. (Photo by Sattish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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 ₹10,000.

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

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 to a gangster of the Arun Gawli gang in September 2005 to eliminate Bhandarkar.

A case was registered with the police on 10 September, 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 an actress in his movies.

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