Mumbai: Two small-time TV actors held for theft
Two small-time television actors have been arrested for allegedly stealing Rs. 3.28 lakh from a woman in the western suburb of Goregaon, police said on Friday. The accused Surabhi Shrivastav (25) and Mohsina Shaikh (19) have worked in several web series as well as crime shows on television, an official said. Here are more details.
The accused were facing financial difficulties: Official
The accused were facing financial difficulties, as they were out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were unable to pay the rent for their apartment, he said. On May 18, the duo went to live at their friend's house in Aarey Colony, where they were accommodated as paying guests, the official said.
Accused were spotted leaving the premises in a rush
During their stay, the duo stole Rs. 3.28 lakh from the locker of a woman, who lived at the facility, he said. A complaint was lodged and following a probe, the police zeroed in on the two accused, who were spotted leaving the premises in a rush after stealing the cash, the official said.
The duo had worked in crime shows like 'Savdhaan India'
The accused were placed under arrest for theft and Rs. 50,000 cash was recovered from them, he said, adding that the women were produced before a court, which remanded them to police custody till June 23. The two actors worked in crime shows like Savdhaan India: India Fights Back, Crime Patrol, and several other web series.