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Cops to track down Simran Sood’s family for a peep into her past

The crime branch will soon track down the family of model Seema Dusa, a.k.a Simran Sood, to probe her background for details that may possibly help them strengthen their case against her.

mumbai Updated: May 13, 2012 01:59 IST
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The crime branch will soon track down the family of model Seema Dusa, a.k.a Simran Sood, to probe her background for details that may possibly help them strengthen their case against her.

The police are also planning to register a case against her under the Passport Act for allegedly using her assumed name 'Simran Sood' on the passport.

"Her background would be important, especially in the passport case where we would require documents showing her actual identity, including her name, address, date of birth, among other details," said a crime branch official, who requested not to be identified.

Police said that despite Sood's name being flashed across national and international media for her alleged involvement in the murders of senior citizen Arun Tikku and aspiring producer Karan Kakkad, no one from her Ludhiana-based family has come forward.

"She acquired the fake passport from Delhi in the name of Simran Sood. She has now claimed that her real name is 'Seema Dusaj' and that her parents are teachers. Tracing her roots would reveal the truth," the official said. Police also suspect that she may have a criminal background in her hometown, Ludhiana, following which she fled her home in the early 90s.

"Even for her legal representation in the ongoing case, her family has not provided a lawyer for her. Her husband Vijay Palande has done that for her. It raises questions about her background," the official said.

Police say that in the early 90s, a teenaged Simran Sood escaped from her house in Ludhiana and came to Mumbai to make it big in Bollywood. Here, she met Vijay Palande who introduced her to the world of crime. Palande had come to the city from Chiplun and was arrested in early 90s in a drug trafficking case.

Police said that in 1997, Sood went to the USA to get a plastic surgery done. Sood was used as a prop by Palande in the 1998 double murder case of Air India engineer, Anup Das and his father, Swaraj Ranjan. Palande and Sood had forged documents and transferred Rs7 lakh from Anup's account to that of Palande's niece. While the niece was not prosecuted in the case, Sood was held for forgery.