Sussanne Khan responds to ‘cheating’ FIR filed against her

Sussanne Khan responds to 'cheating' FIR filed against her
Sussanne Khan with ex-husband Hrithik Roshan. Picture: Filmibeat

Sussanne Khan, ex-wife of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, has been booked by Panaji police in an alleged Rs 1.87 crore cheating case.

The complainant, real estate firm Emgee Properties, has accused Khan of falsely projecting herself as an architect to secure a ‘architectural and designing services’ contract for the company’s upcoming Naira Complex project in Tiswadi, North Goa.

The complainant’s lawyer has said that his client disbursed Rs 1.87 crore to Khan as per the contract, but she failed to deliver the project within the stipulated time frame and the firm found her work sub-standard. Later, the clients found out that Khan wasn’t even registered with the Council of Architecture.

Based on their complaint, Goa police had booked Khan under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC.

Khan, however, has refuted the charges and deemed them ‘falsely motivated and preposterous’. She was quoted saying to DNA, “It is alleged that I have cheated Emgee Enterprises and misrepresented to the complainant that I am an architect. The said complaint is motivated and preposterous and has been only filed to intimidate me and pressurise me to withdraw the arbitration proceedings initiated by me in the first instance to recover my dues and damages resulting from breach of contract.”

She also added, “I am going to take the arbitral proceedings to the logical conclusion and instead of getting intimidated will respond to the frivolous charge in the most befitting way possible. Such wild allegations do not scare me. Rather it encourages me to stand and respond. The allegations are false and defamatory and I will take the appropriate action in accordance with the law.”

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