Mumbai police have arrested two persons for planting narcotic drugs on Bollywood actress Chrisann Periera who has landed in the UAE’s Sharjah Central Jail.
Chrisann, who has worked in Bollywood films like Sadak-2 and Batla House, was arrested at the Sharjah airport on April 1 for carrying a memento that had narcotic drugs hidden in it.
However, investigations by the Mumbai Crime Branch have now revealed that the actress was deliberately framed in a case of revenge by her neighbour.
The police have arrested Anthony Paul and Rajesh Bobhate, in the case. The men, residents of Mira Road in Mumba, are also accused of trying to extort money for the release of Ms Pereira after she was caught with drugs.
A preliminary investigation by the crime branch revealed that accused Anthony’s sister had a fight with the mother of the actor over a pet dog. The police suspect that in an act of revenge Anthony decided to plant the drug Chrisann to get her in trouble.
Anthony allegedly approached the actor through Rajesh who posed as a talent consultant and made an offer for an audition for a web-series in Sharjah.
The accused also asked her to carry a memento which he said was an audition prop. However, the duo had hidden narcotic drugs in it to get the actress framed in a drug trafficking case.
Anthony and Rajesh have also been accused of framing a DJ – Clayton Rodriguez – in the same way. They gave him a cake in which drugs were hidden.
The police Investigations into the case are still continuing.