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From Madhur Bhandarkar, Preeti Jain to Eman’s sister: Mumbai’s top 5 newsmakers of the day

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai

mumbai Updated: Apr 28, 2017 17:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

While the city civil and sessions court sentenced model Preeti Jain to three years in jail and later released her on bail in connection with the plan to kill film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar, Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed’s sister Shaimaa put water in her mouth, despite doctors advising against it. While Radhe Maa may be in for some legal trouble, Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera got some relief. Also, your Goa trip may get more exciting, as the ferry services are likely to start by April 2018.

Here are our top five picks of the day:

1. Preeti Jain gets 3 yrs in jail for plotting to kill Madhur Bhandarkar, gets bail

The city civil and sessions court sentenced model Preeti Jain to three years in jail and fined her Rs10,000 for plotting to murder film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar, against whom she had earlier registered a rape case. Two of her associates – Naresh Pardeshi and Shivram Das – too were sentenced to three years on charges of conspiracy, aiding and abetting crime. The trio was, however, granted bail on cash surety of Rs15,000. They have been given four weeks to file an appeal in the Bombay high court.

2. No proof that Salman Khan’s bodyguard assaulted a 25-year-old: Mumbai cops

The DN Nagar police, who had registered a first information report (FIR) against Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s bodyguard Gurmeet Singh, better known as Shera, and three of his aides for allegedly assaulting a 25-year-old, recently termed the case ‘false’. They are likely to file a ‘B summary’ report in the case, which means there is no evidence against the accused.

Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed.
Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed. ( File )

3. Eman Ahmed’s sister goes against doc’s advice, gives her water to drink

Doctors at Saifee Hospital, which is treating Egyptian Eman Ahmed to reduce her weight, called the police on Thursday evening after the woman’s sister allegedly fought with the nurses and “violated rules”. However, police said enquiries revealed that all was well.

4. Mumbai court to record Radhe Maa’s statement in dowry harassment case

The Mumbai police has been directed to record a fresh statement of self-styled spiritual leader Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa in connection with a dowry harassment case. Niki Gupta, in a complaint filed last year, accused Radhe Maa of instigating her in-laws to harass her for dowry.

5. Road trip from Mumbai to Goa? Make it exciting, ferry your car on a boat to Mandwa by April 2018

Here’s some good news for those who love travelling to Alibaug, Konkan or Goa. From April next year, you will be able to take your cars on board special ferries from Ferry Wharf (Bhaucha Dhakka) in Mumbai up to Mandwa, cutting your travel time by almost three hours.

First Published: Apr 28, 2017 17:26 IST