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Preeti Jain admits to having paid money to kill Bhandarkar

September 22, 2005 01:03 IST

Bollywood starlet Preeti Jain has admitted to having employed an aide of Maharashtra legislator Arun Gawli and paid Rs 40,000 to him to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, sources in the forensic laboratory, where she underwent brain mapping and lie-detector tests, said.

It also came to light during the tests on Jain and polygraph and narco-analysis tests on Gawli aide Naresh Pardesi that she gave the money to Pardesi. The office manager of Gawli, who came to know of it, informed Bhandarkar, the sources told PTI.

During the tests, it was also revealed that Bhandarkargave Rs 50,000 to Gawli who told Pardesi to "go slow", the sources said.

When confronted with the question on thealleged payment of money to Gawli, Bhandarkar told Aaj Tak that he does not know either Gawli or Pardesi. "How can such a thingbe said when there is a contract to kill me?" the director asked.

The report on the tests had been sent to the Mumbai police, the sources said.

Jain, arrested for allegedly giving "supari" (contract) to Gawli's aide to eliminate Bhandarkar, was subjected to brain-mapping and lie detector tests in Bangalore last Tuesday.

Pardesi, who was also arrested for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy with Jain, underwent the testslast Wednesday.

Jain had created a stir in 2004 when she had lodged a complaint accusing Bhandarkar ofsexually exploitating her andpromising her arole in films.

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Sub: male crime<female crime

If a male does any crime(read mischief)has a reason to smile but female should restraint for her revenge. If this girl has given supari that ...

Posted by Vinay Krishna

Sub: wooh.. when can make a movie out of this.

Preeti Jain is a really bold woman.Unlike many other upcoming actress, she boldly told the media what had happened between her and the director and ...

Posted by Neeha

Sub: hahaha

She could have avoided all this by saying 'NO'. If you sleep with someone for returns, you are just being a whore.

Posted by Kaushik das

Sub: Bhandarkar!

This guy is not at all what he looks and pretends to be for the world. I certainly feel that he has done something wrong ...

Posted by beautiful_mind



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