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Police team to record Shilpa's statement in extortion case
June 27, 2003 18:38 IST
A four-member team of the Surat police has left for Mumbai on Friday morning to 'collect information' about several persons named in the alleged extortion case involving parents of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and underworld gangster Fazlu Rehman, official sources said in Surat.
The police are also likely to 'record statements' of Shilpa, the sources said.
The team, led by investigating officer D D Damor, would 'collect information' in Mumbai about some accused, before the hearing on bail application of Shilpa's mother Sunanda, on June 30, it added.
"We will even record Shilpa's statement if she is available", a top official said.
The hearing on regular bail application of Shilpa's mother Sunanda, who is identified as the prime accused in the alleged extortion case, has been scheduled for hearing on June 30.
Meanwhile, Shilpa's father Surendra is likely to move a fresh bail application in the district and sessions court later on Friday, following the rejection of his bail plea on Thursday.
Umra police have registered a case against Surendra, his wife Sunanda and Malaysia-based gangster Fazlu Rehman, alleging that Shilpa's parents had 'hired' underworld gangsters to extort Rs 8 miilion lakh from Praful Saree owner Pankaj Agrawal, payable to the actress for an advertisement film that she did in 1998.
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