Popular Hindi television actress Kruttika Desai had earlier this month shared a video on her social media handle showing a few men claiming they were policemen, who wanted to do a search of her car. She had stated that the two were con men, who posed as cops while adding that the incident had taken place near Film City in Mumbai. Kruttika posted the video of the incident on Instagram on June 9 and wrote, "Unbelievable! I packed up from shoot and was on my way home when 3 guys came on bikes and stopped my car. They said they wanted to search my car for drugs. I asked who they were and for an ID. He shows me some stupid yellow card and then asks me to let him smell my hand!!! That’s when I asked him to call a lady constable. Then I started filming and you can see the rest. In broad daylight, at Goregaon, between Filmcity and Gokuldham, this is what conmen do! Obviously they scare people to extract money. When they realised I would create a scene, they left. Will go tomorrow to the police station and complain. Beware actors, and also others as I’m sure they will be trying this at other places." The video also shows one of the men speaking to Kruttika’s driver and urging him to cooperate, while the actress is heard yelling, "Call a lady constable first," and "Ramlal kaanch band karo (Ramlal close the window)." Below is the video:
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With the incident being debated on social media by fans quite a lot and words of support coming in for Kruttika, the actress in a recent interview with ETimes, revealed that the duo has now been arrested. She said, "When I went to the police station last time to report this, they took the details from me and said they would work on it. Yesterday, I got a call from Dindoshi police that they had caught the two men and wanted me to visit the police station. But as I was shooting, I couldn't go immediately. So PSI Anmol Kamble was sent on the sets to file the FIR and I signed it. After that, in the evening, I went to the station to identify both the conmen. I am glad that they are caught." She further stated, "After I identified them, the two started apologising and said they won't trouble me again. But I told them that it is not just me, they shouldn't have troubled anyone. I feel relieved that they have been caught. Also, I think now people will be more alert and stay safe."
Kruttika Desai is best known for her appearances on television and has been a part of the entertainment industry for several decades now. She garnered immense popularity after her portrayal of the character Mangala in the hit TV serial, Buniyaad, in the late 1980s. Currently playing the role of Suman Pandya in the Star Plus show, Pandya Store, which is the remake of the hit Tamil serial Pandian Stores, Kruttika has since been seen on shows like Betaal Pachisi, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Noorjahan, Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, Tumhari Disha, Uttaran, Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki among others.