IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 3rd Sept 2015: Model and actress Arshi Khan who is based in Mumbai, but originally hails from Bhopal has registered a complaint at a local police station in Bhopal today, stating that she has been getting several vulgar, abusive and threatening calls from various unknown phone numbers. Initially the calls were more of the harassment type, but the situation has now gone out of hand, with several threatening calls, including “death threats” with the calls originating from across the border, she alleged. “I have got several threatening calls which seem to come from Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, over the last two days. They have threatened to kill me because I am a disgrace to Islam, etc., I also got many abusive messages on Facebook, which I have ignored,” Arshi alleged.
It may be recalled that Arshi Khan has been in and out of the news recently for her linkup with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi with an Indian website claiming that Arshi Khan and Afridi shared an intimate relationship. The website also released some print screens of alleged chat conversations between Arshi Khan and , most of them international with 3-4 calls originating from Dubai numbers and another 2 calls from Karachi today. The calls which began two days ago, have continued through the last day.
IndiaNewsNetwork.IN managed to obtain a print-screen of one of the numbers from which a threatening and vulgar call was made, which Arshi Khan submitted to the police today. Police sources said an FIR will be registered after recording Arshi Khan’s statement and scrutinizing all the material evidence submitted by her.
According to Arshi Khan, “The calls began when IndyaWire.com released some alleged print-screen images of chat messages which the website claimed were exchanged between Arshi Khan and Pakistani cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi. The website has claimed that in a sting operation, they had caught Arshi Khan and cricketer Shahid Afridi red-handed at a 7-star-hotel in Dubai.”
The Bhopal police have registered an NC (non-cognizable complaint) and are investigating. The police say they cannot do much as the calls are all from across the border. However, Arshi claims that she also got calls from Meerut J&K and Delhi, but the police do not want to register an FIR (First Information Report) and only registered an NC.