On Saturday, Sussanne Khan was allegedly booked by the Goa police in a Rs. 1.87 crore cheating case, where she’d been accused by Emgee Properties of falsely projecting herself as an architect. The managing partner claimed that they’d paid Sussanne a sum of Rs. 1.87 crore for architectural services, but her designs did not come in time and were sub-standard once received.
Sussanne has now gone on record to clarify the situation, saying:
“This is with reference to news appearing in a section of media where it has been reported that I have cheated Emgee Enterprises and misrepresented that I am an Architect. The said complaint is motivated and preposterous and has been only filed to intimidate me and pressurize me to withdraw the arbitration proceedings initiated by me in the first instance to recover my dues and damages resulting from breach of contract. As a background 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 counterclaim initiated the criminal complaint. I have not made any misrepresentations and have maintained the highest standards of ethics in discharge of my work. I am going to take the arbitral proceedings to the logical conclusions and instead of getting intimated will respond to such frivolous complaint and will give a befitting response. Such complaints do not scare me rather it encourages me to stand up for the truth. The allegations in complaints are false and defamatory and I will take appropriate proceedings in accordance with law.”
Hmmm! Here’s hoping the matter is sorted out soon.