Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee who rose to fame after she replaced Giaa Manek as Gopi Bahu in popular show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, was summoned for questioning by the police in diamond merchant murder case. Diamond trader Rajeshwar Udani had been missing since November 28 and later his decomposed body was found at Panvel on Friday.
The actress was interrogated for hours in Pant Nagar Police Station. Devoleena’s name cropped up in the enquiry after her phone number was found in Udani’s call details.
In an exclusive chat with India Today, Devoleena said that she can’t reveal much about the case but will soon address all the questions in a press conference. She said, “I can’t give any statement right now because my lawyer asked me to not to. So, after two-three days, when things will be fine, I will do one press conference.”
Devoleena Bhattacharjee is currently at her home. She also added that there is nothing to worry. “There’s nothing to be tensed. I am safe and at home. It was just a normal investigation. Nothing to worry about,” she added.
On Saturday, two people including a suspended police constable were also arrested. The two accused, Sachin Pawar and Dinesh Pawar, have been arrested in the case. Sachin worked as a personal assistant to housing minister Prakash Mehta and Dinesh is a Mumbai police constable who was already arrested by Pant Nagar police for a rape case dating back to 2014.
The trader, Rajeshwar Udani, a resident of Mahalaxmi Society in suburban Ghatkopar, had gone missing on November 28. The 57-year-old’s decomposed body was found at Panvel in Raigad district Friday, police had said. A post-mortem report revealed fractures at several places in the body and that Udani was strangled to death.
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