An FIR has been registered by Goa Police against Sussanne Khan for allegedly cheating a real estate firm by ‘posing’ as an architect. However, Sussanne has dubbed the allegations against her as ‘false’ and ‘defamatory’ and a pressure tactic by the firm.
Sussanne, presently in London, rubbished the allegations in a statement she issued yesterday.
"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 the breach of contract," she said.
According to police inspector Siddhanth Shirodkar, "The case was registered against Sussanne Khan on June 9 after the real estate firm lodged a complaint against her. The firm has claimed that she cheated them by posing as an architect through her firm The Charcoal Project. She has been booked under section 420 (cheating) of the IPC."
As part of the investigation, police have sought documents from Sussanne’s address in Andheri. The complaint was lodged by Emgee Properties alleging that Sussanne claimed herself as an architect to secure a contract to design its building in Panaji in 2013.
Company’s Managing Director Mudith Gupta has mentioned in the complaint that his firm signed a contract for R1.87 crore with Sussanne.
The complaint stated that she failed to submit the requisite design in a stipulated period of time and that the designs submitted by her were not of professional standards.