Mumbai: Mumbai-based model Preeti Jain was on Friday sentenced to three years in jail for plotting to kill film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar, against whom she had earlier registered a rape case. The prosecution said Jain gave a contract to gangster Arun Gawlis aide Naresh Pardeshi to kill Bhandarkar in September 2005, almost a year after she filed a rape case against the filmmaker.
She was found guilty of conspiracy, aiding and abetting crime.
Jain allegedly paid Rs75,000 for the hit job. When the task was not completed, she asked for her money back. When the news reached Gawli, he sent his men to alert the police.
The trial first began in the fast-track court in Sewree, but was later transferred to the sessions court.