On Friday, the Oshiwara police took legal action against television actor Urfi Javed, accusing her of leading the Mumbai police on a futile pursuit and tarnishing their reputation. Javed uploaded a video on X (formerly Twitter) with the caption “Urfi Javed detained by Mumbai police for wearing inappropriate attire in public places.” Subsequently, the video went viral, prompting the Oshiwara police to launch a search for Javed. However, it was later revealed that the entire incident outside the coffee shop was orchestrated by Javed herself.
According to Oshiwara police, this was a deliberate publicity stunt orchestrated by Urfi Javed. She hired two women to act as constables and a man to pose as an inspector in the video. Each of the three individuals who portrayed the roles of cops received a payment of Rs 1,000, and the production manager who provided them received Rs 2,000. After tarnishing the image of the Mumbai police, Javed turned off her mobile phone and left a message claiming she was in Dubai. The police concluded that the entire episode was a publicity stunt to boost her social media following. As of now, no arrests have been made in the case.
Notices have been issued to the individuals featured in the video, including Urfi Javed. DCP (Zone IX) Krishnakant Upadhaya stated that a case has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 171 (Wearing attire or carrying items associated with a public servant with fraudulent intent), 419 (impersonation), 500 (defamation), and 34 (common intention), against Javed and the four others involved in tarnishing the Mumbai police’s reputation. The vehicle featured in the video has also been seized, and one person, named Ganpat, who played the role of an inspector in the video, has been taken into custody. Further investigations into the case are ongoing.