Kolkata: Ukrainian model Daria Molcha (20), who was arrested from Gorakhpur by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police on April 3 for staying illegally in India, has claimed that she is a friend of a senior Bengal police officer.
Sources said that the photos caused the police to believe that the Ukrainian model may have been used to procure confidential information related to internal security. Molcha had first come to India in 2016 and worked with various modelling agencies in Delhi.
On April 2, she left Delhi and checked-in a hotel at Gorakhpur, from where she was arrested. She has been booked under sections of IPC dealing with document forgery, committing fraud and under the Foreigners Act.
Daria was arrested with 18,000 US dollars and three mobile phones on her. She is believed to have entered India illegally in March, 2017. Initially she stayed at her friend Imsham Kasif’s house in Delhi’s New Friends Colony.
SP Abhishek Singh said that while examining her mobile, the police found a photo of hers with the senior cop, who she claims she met in Delhi last year. The police refused to divulge the name of the officer and said that they are still verifying the authenticity of the content found on the seized phone.