Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan’s former wife, Sussane Khan, who was booked by the Panaji Police in an alleged Rs 1.87 crore cheating case, has said that the complaint has been filed to intimidate and pressurise her to withdraw the arbitration proceedings that she had initiated earlier to recover her dues.
According to a DNA report, the mother of two refuted the charges, saying, “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.”
Bringing in the reference of the beginning of the dispute, she further said, “I have challenged the termination of the contract and have invoked arbitration under the contract for recovery of my dues. As a counter-blast to the said proceedings Mr Mudhit Gupta only with the intention to harass and pressurize me to give into his frivolous counter claim initiated the criminal complaint. I have not made any misrepresentation and have maintained the highest standards of ethics in discharge of my work.”
“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,” added Sussane.
Complainant Mudhit Gupta, who is the managing partner of real estate firm Emgee Properties, has accused her of falsely projecting herself as an architect to secure a contract with the company. In September 2013, the company executed a written contract with her “for architectural and designing services”. The project concerned is Emgee Properties’ Naira Complex, which was being constructed at Siridao in Tiswadi, North Goa. The complainant alleged that Sussane failed to deliver the project within the period stipulated in the contract.