Mumbai: In an unnerving growth, a Mumbai actress has been jailed within the UAE’s Sharjah after she was discovered carrying medicine hidden in an award trophy even because the Mumbai Police nabbed an individual who had trapped her and two others into changing into “drug mules”.
Chrisann Pereira’s distraught household right here stated that Chrisann, 27 – in jail since April 1 – is harmless and sought her early launch from the UAE jail after her bail plea was rejected on Monday (April 24) there.
“We are appealing to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister for External Affairs for their intervention in the matter to secure the release of our daughter… After the Mumbai Police investigation, it is clear that she was framed in the whole thing,” her mom Premila Pereira advised IANS.
The Mumbai Police Crime Department, which is probing the case, have nabbed the prime accused Anthony Paul, 35, a bakery proprietor of Borivali and his affiliate, a banker Rajesh Bubhate, 34, alias Ravi.
They’ve confessed to handing three individuals the award trophies with medicine hid in them and two others with drugs-laced truffles earlier than they flew to Dubai, ostensibly as vendetta in opposition to the Pereira household.
Whereas two, together with Chrisann, unwittingly walked into the lure, three others managed to evade the authorities in Sharjah.
The accused, figuring out himself as a expertise advisor, had approached Premila Pereira in March-end, to lure Chrisann with an audition for a task in a world webseries in Sharjah.
He additionally persuaded Chrisann to hold the trophy through which he had hidden the medicine to be handed over to an affiliate in Sharjah who would give particulars of her resort reserving.
After reaching Sharjah, Chrisann discovered that no one got here to obtain her on the airport, however the native police landed, detected the medicine within the trophy and hauled her to the lockup, and later the Sharjah Central Jail from April 1.
Paul, stated to be the mind behind the revenge con, apparently nursed an previous grudge in opposition to the Pereira household, particularly Premila (the mom), and even received into fisticuffs together with her son Kevin.
Police have discovered that the accused Paul had used the identical modus operandi with another wannabe actors, assuring them of plum roles in world webseries, although one particular person declined to hold the trophy, which Chrisann later agreed to take together with her.
The Mumbai Police doesn’t suspect a drug syndicate involvement however solely Paul’s “revenge tactics” in opposition to all of the victims with whom he had some or different issues, however they’re investigating from varied angles.
An upcoming actress, Chrisann has performed roles in movies like “Sadak 2”, “Batla House”, webseries “Thinkistan”, a number of stage performs, and lives in Borivali suburb together with her household.
Premila Pereira stated that they’re finishing the authorized formalities to strategy the Sharjah authorities and also will ship an enchantment to the PM and MEA for assist to safe the discharge of their harmless daughter.