Entrepreneur and designer Sussanne Khan, ex-wife of Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, has been booked by Panaji police in an alleged Rs 1.87 crore cheating case.
Real estate firm Emgee Properties is the complainant which has accused Khan of falsely projecting herself as an architect to secure a contract with the company .
Managing partner of Emgee Properties, Mudhit Gupta, in his complaint to the police, said Khan had represented herself as an architect and designer by profession. In September 2013, the company executed a written contract with her “for architectural and designing services“.
The project concerned is Emgee Properties' Naira Complex being constructed at Siridao in Tiswadi, North Goa. The complainant alleged that Khan failed to deliver the project within the period stipulated in the contract.
Advocate Arun Bras de Sa, representing Emgee Properties, said that as police were reluctant to file an FIR, they approached the court seeking a direction to police. But, before the court could issue directions, the police filed the FIR.
In his complaint, Gupta alleged that relying on the representation made by Khan in the contract, the company had disbursed Rs 1.87 crore to her.
The complaint stated that when it was found that her work was not up to the expected standards of a professional architect, the company suspected that Khan was not in fact an architect as she had claimed.