Post-facial surgery,Mahee Sheikh arrested for threatening doc

She allegedly issued threats and attempted to extort money from cosmetic surgeon Dr Vijay Sharma.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 16, 2012 12:50 am

Footage recorded by surveillance cameras installed at a clinic led to actor Mahee Sheikh’s arrest by the Khar police on Wednesday for allegedly issuing threats and attempting to extort money from well-known cosmetic surgeon Dr Vijay Sharma.

Shaikh,who was last seen in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji,was released on bail on Thursday.

As per the complaint registered at Khar police station,Shaikh had undergone facial surgery in July last year and had returned to the surgeon’s clinic on February 15. Unhappy with the results of the surgery,she allegedly threatened the surgeon that she would slap a false case against him of misbehaving with her and allegedly demanded a refund of the fees. The whole episode was captured by CCTV cameras installed at Sharma’s clinic,the police said.

Pratap Dighavkar,Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 9) said,“We arrested Mahee on the basis of the complaint filed by the doctor. I told Mahee that I was willing to correct what she was unhappy with for free,but she refused to agree and claimed the refund and also threatened me with false allegations,” said Sharma.

The police said that on February 22,Shaikh again made a call to Sharma’s cellphone giving the surgeon an ultimatum to pay the amount or face consequences. The police are in the possession of a recording of this conversation,officers said.

Sharma said that he had experienced false allegations in past as well,and therefore,to be on a safer side,had installed CCTV cameras and recorders inside his consulting chambers. He used the footage captured as evidence against Shaikh to get his complaint registered.Shaikh,however,denied the allegations.

“Sharma said that I would require four sessions to eradicate the scars on my face and took Rs 50,000 in cash apart from three post-dated cheques. After the first session I voiced my concern,but he convinced me that results would take time. Later,I realised that he encashed the cheques even before the sessions were over,leaving me in the lurch,” alleged Shaikh. “My cellphone and the SIM card are in possession of the police,which will act as evidence against Sharma. The surgeon had no intentions of refunding my money as he had failed to perform a successful surgery,” Sheikh claimed.

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