“We have been trying to trace her,” said Goa Crime Branch deputy superintendent Chandrakant Salgaokar, according to NDTV.
Mångårda has strongly rejected the claim however. Writing on her website, the model said the police had not made any attempts to contact her until after the publication of recent reports. But writing on May 12th, she said she had now finally received “a new penfriend” in the form of police from Goa.
Mångårda first came to the attention of the authorities when she posted spycam footage to YouTube of her drug dealer Israeli husband Yaniv ‘Atala’ Benaim. The video resulted in the arrests in March of Atala and half a dozen Goa police officers, the Times of India reports.
The Swedish model revealed last month she was in possession of further incriminating video material tying police in Goa, as well as the son of a local politician, to the region’s drug trade.
“I have not put out all the (spycam) recordings because I need to save those in case they will be coming after me. If they make any problem for me in the future, I will put it out,” she wrote in an email to NDTV in April.
Mångårda, also known as Lucky Nova, said she had been working recently as an extra in Bollywood but did not reveal her current whereabouts in her most recent email exchange this weekend with NDTV.
Mångårda has featured in several ad campaigns and glamour shoots, and also participated in 2000 in reality TV show Villa Medusa.