IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 2nd Oct 2015: According to information received from the Maharashtra Police PRO, model and actress Arshi Khan has registered an FIR (First Information Report) against two persons namely Shahid Rangooni and Mohd Qasim Nagori, both of Mira Road for harassment and causing mental torture, besides breach of trust and cheating. While the Kashimira police station registered the FIR only under section 354 (molestation) and 34 (common intention), Arshi Khan in her written complaint to the Kashimira Police Station (a copy of which is with IndiaNewsNetwork.IN) alleged that the two accused persons have cheated her of a huge sum of money by promising her a flat at Mira Road. The police claim that they are investigating the cheating and forgery angle and additional IPC sections will be added later on. CR No 541/2015 was registered at Kashimira Police Station u/s 354 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to Arshi Khan’s written complaint which has also been submitted to various senior police authorities, the two accused persons are part of a criminal syndicate and it is their business to cheat unsuspecting and new persons using a similar modus operandi. Arshi Khan has alleged that the accused show their victims a few under-development properties in and around Mira Road and promise to get them a flat at a special discounted rate. They gain the trust of the unsuspecting victims by addressing them as ‘sister’, ‘brother’ etc., and then convince the victims to part with varying sums of money, offering huge discounts on the properties. They also fabricate and forge documents to show that the property has been allotted by the developer to the purchaser. The unsuspecting victim who has parted with advance amounts ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 12 lakh do no smell a rat for a few months. After a few months when the victims get curious and begin asking around, the accused persons start threatening them with dire consequences and tell them that due to some municipal permissions issue the construction of the building is delayed, Arshi has alleged in her complaint.
Arshi Khan has alleged in her complaint that the duo tried to enter her house forcibly and tried to molest her. The accused also passed comments and made suggestive personal remarks.