"The robbers forcibly entered and robbed the victim"
It was reported that Bollywood actress Alankrita Sahai was held captive at knifepoint at her rented apartment in Chandigarh on September 7, 2021.
The assailants later made off with Rs. 6.5 Lakh (£6,400).
Three masked intruders had forced their way into the second-floor apartment at 12:30 pm and held Alankrita captive after one suspect grabbed a knife from the kitchen.
According to Alankrita, one of the three robbers took her debit card and withdrew Rs. 50,000 (£500). Meanwhile, the other two kept a watch on her.
It is believed that the actress suspects one of the thieves to be the same person who delivered furniture to her house over the weekend.
She had purchased furniture from Kharar a few days prior to the incident.
Alankrita allegedly pushed one of the suspects and locked herself in the washroom.
When they tried to force their way into the room through a window, the actress reportedly threw Rs. 6 Lakh (£5,900) out and shouted for help.
When Alankrita shouted for help, the robbers escaped by jumping from the balcony and landing on the floor below.
They then fled the area.
The matter was then reported to police and senior officers SP (city) Ketan Bansal, DSP (east) Gurmukh Singh, SHO PS-26, Inspector Jasbir Singh, crime branch Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon and others arrived at the scene.
According to sources, the suspects were spotted on the CCTV cameras installed in the area.
SP Bansal said: “The victim belongs to the film industry. She was alone in the house.
“The entry door was opened. The robbers forcibly entered and robbed the victim at knifepoint.
“We have registered a case and have important leads.”
A source said: “Sahai reported to the police that she had taken the flat on rent for her parents who stay in Delhi.
“They were scheduled to come here in two-three days.
“She reported that verbal arguments were exchanged between her and one of the persons, who came to deliver the furniture on Sunday.”
Alankrita Sahai had ordered furniture from a man named Manmohan.
He then gave the order to a person named Sharanhit of Rama Industries in Mohali. Four people from Rama Industries delivered the furniture.
Police have established two teams.
One has been sent to Kharar while the other has gone to Mohali to verify who was sent to deliver the furniture.
Alankrita Sahai has appeared in Love per Square Foot and Namaste England.
She was previously a model who was crowned Miss India Earth 2014.