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Devoleena Bhattacharjee summoned again by Pant Nagar Police in connection with murder of diamond trader

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 December 2018, 05:40 PM
Devoleena Bhattacharjee summoned again by Pant Nagar Police in connection to murder of diamond trader (Instagrammed photo)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee summoned again by Pant Nagar Police in connection to murder of diamond trader (Instagrammed photo)

Television actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee has been again summoned by the Pant Nagar Police for interrogation in businessman Rajeshwar Udani murder case, as stated by the news agency ANI. The actress is popularly known as Gopi of TV drama show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. The Mumbai police had on Saturday detained her from the show in connection with the mysterious murder of the diamond trader. The businessman went missing since November 29 and was found dead on December 7.

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The Sath Nibhana Sathiya actress was interrogated for hours and detained three days after the murder of Rajeshwar Udani – a city-based diamond merchant. Besides the model-turned-actress, a politician – Sachin Pawar – was also arrested by the police. Pawar was said to be very close to the deceased diamond merchant. He used to work for Maharashtra minister Prakash Mehta.

The arrest and detention of the actress and the former Maharashtra minister’s aide came three days after the body of Rajeshwar Udani was found in a forest area near the Raigad district.

Although the police refused to share more details about Bhattacharjee’s role in the case, they hinted that more actresses from the entertainment industry could be summoned for interrogation.

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The 57-year-old diamond merchant's family had registered a missing complaint and the police initiated a search for him. His mobile phone location was last active in Rabale area of Navi Mumbai.

However, the police could not trace him for about a week and after that, the family began to fear something amiss. The police then registered a case of kidnapping against unknown persons.

First Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 05:07 PM
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