MUMBAI: Model turned actress Preeti Jain, who was sentenced to three years of imprisonment last month for plotting to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, was granted a breather of two more weeks by the Bombay High Court on Monday.
After proclaiming her convict and awarding the sentence the trial court, on April 28, had suspended Jain’s sentence for four weeks and granted her bail till May 25. She had filed an appeal in the high court for extension of bail which was heard before vacation bench of Justice M S Karnik.
“The appeal is admitted. The order dated April 28 of the trial court granting bail to the applicant (Jain) is extended till June 7 when the matter will be listed before a regular bench,” Justice Karnik said.
Jain had filed a rape case against Bhandarkar in 2004. The charges were dropped by the Supreme Court in 2012 after he faced a trial in 2011. In the meanwhile, a new case came up wherein it came to light that the starlet had given a “contract” to kill Bhandarkar, for which she was arrested in 2005. The hearing in the case concluded last month and the trail court had granted her and two of her accomplices three year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 each.