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Hema Malini’s domestic help arrested for stealing jewellery from her Mumbai godown

An officer from the Juhu police station said, “He has been remanded in police custody till October 9.”

mumbai Updated: Oct 07, 2017 00:57 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hema Malini
Hema Malini (HT)

Three days after imitation jewellery worth Rs97,000 went missing from actor and member of Parliament Hema Malini’s godown at Juhu, the police have arrested her 42-year-old domestic help.

Rajesh Krishna Choudhary, 42, a resident of Mahad in Raigad, has been working for the actor for around a decade, the police said.

An officer from the Juhu police station said, “He has been remanded in police custody till October 9.”

Deputy commissioner of police, zone 9, Paramjit Singh Dahiya, confirmed the arrest.

The police said they are interrogating Choudhary to know where he has hidden the stolen items.

The police said the actor and her manager noticed around June that the jewellery had been going missing in small quantity from the godown. A first information report was registered under section 381 of the Indian Penal code by the actor’s manager on Wednesday.

“The jewellery was brought from a nearby shop and was kept in the godown for the past few months,” said the officer. The actor used the imitation jewellery for shows.

This was not the first time Malini’s property has been stolen.

In 2010, her house in Goregaon was broken into and cash and gold ornaments worth Rs80 lakh were stolen.