The temperatures rose for actor Saif Ali Khan after two of his employees were arrested by the Khar police for escaping with 11 split air-conditioners from his production office at 26th Road in Khar.
Saif Ali Khan
The Khar police said that on Wednesday night, the manager of Khan’s home production, Illuminati Films, approached them and complained that the ACs, of Dixon company, have been missing from their office since two months ago.
An FIR was registered and the police began their investigations. “We picked up the employees on the same day and began interrogating them one by one. After questioning many of them, we zeroed in on two. And upon their sustained interrogation, the duo confessed to the crime,” said an officer from Khar police station. The accused, identified as Subhash Sahu, a resident of Grant Road, and Shamin Solanki, a resident of Juhu, have been working with Illuminati Films since the last five years.
The two said they had committed the offence since they were facing dire financial straits at their homes. One of them wanted the money to fund his sister’s wedding. Sub-inspector C D’mello said, “The accused have been charged under sections 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced in the Bandra metropolitan magistrate court and remanded in police custody till February 18. We are yet to make recovery of the stolen items. Investigations are on to find out who bought the ACs.”