Saath Nibhaana Saathiyaa’s Gopi Bahu aka Devoleena Bhattacharya recently got embroiled in a controversy after she was summoned by the police in a trader’s murder case.
Diamond trader Rajeshwar Udani had been missing since November 28 and later his decomposed body was found in Panvel on December 7. Devoleena’s name cropped up in the enquiry after her phone number was found in Udani’s call details.
India Today exclusively brings you Devoleena Bhattacharjee’s statement that she recorded for the Udani murder case. She narrated everything that happened before and after the murder, to the police officials. In her statement, Devoleena said that she got to know about the murder only after the police took Sachin Pawar for interrogation. She further added that both Rajeshwar and Sachin had come to her residence on November 16. After they shared a drink, Rajeshwar said something inappropriate about Devoleena, which did not go down well with Sachin who is quite possessive about Devoleena. Devoleena and Rajeshwar were introduced to each other at the Mehendi ceremony of his daughter.
Post the murder, Sachin went to Guwahati where he visited the Kamakhya Devi temple and was accompanied by Devoleena. Meanwhile, on December 7 the police found the decomposed body of Rajeshwar. Both Sachin and Devoleena were detained by the police from the Mumbai airport. After continuous interrogation, Sachin accepted his involvement in diamond merchant’s murder.
According to the sources, when Rajeshwar had spoken badly about Devoleena, Sachin instantly informed the whole thing to Dinesh Pawar, who is another accused in the case. Rajeshwar and Dinesh had a history and things weren’t good between them due to financial disputes. Old enmity with Rajeshwar led him to help Sachin in planning a honey trap to teach him a lesson and for this, they even hired a model. The police have doubts about Devoleena’s involvement in the case as she was continuously present with Sachin after the murder. Despite knowing the whole story Devoleena did not inform the police and thus was not given a clean chit in the murder case.
According to Devoleena’s lawyer, she had no knowledge about anything related to the murder. A day after being quizzed by the police, Devoleena spoke to India Today and said, “There’s nothing to be tensed. I am safe and at home. It was just a normal investigation. Nothing to worry about.”
Meanwhile, on Monday another arrest was made in connection with the case. Pranit Bhoir who was the driver of the car in which Rajeshwar Udani was murdered was arrested as he was also a part of the whole conspiracy.
News credit : indiatoday