Zareen Khan to 'initiate prosecution' against cop after Kolkata court cancels her warrant in alleged cheating case
A Kolkata court had issued an arrest warrant against Zareen Khan in a 2018 case of alleged cheating. The warrant has now been cancelled.
Actor Zareen Khan's advocate Rizwan Siddiquee has said that she plans to file a case against the cop who was involved in the case of cheating involving his client. The statement came a day after a Kolkata court cancelled the arrest warrant it had earlier issued against the actor. (Also read: Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against Zareen Khan in cheating case)
Zareen's lawyer to file case against cops
In his statement, advocate Rizwan said, "My client had to suffer because of the wilful acts of the Investigation Officer, therefore I have no other option but to initiate prosecution against the said police officer under Sections 166 and 166A(b) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 which provides 'rigourous imprisonment' for such police officers (public servants) who knowingly disobey direction of law."
Arrest warrant cancelled
In his statement, the advocate also said, "Foremost I, for and on behalf of my client would like to inform the general public at large, that the Ld. Magistrate had issued a ‘Warrant’ against my client, only because of the “fraudulent and misleading statements” which were made by the Investigating Officer Mr. Dilip Yadav to the said Ld. Magistrate, because of obvious reasons. On learning the ‘true and correct facts’ of the matter the Ld. Magistrate, has accordingly passed a detailed Order, forthwith cancelling/recalling the Warrant issued against my client. Even the Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata, has passed an Order favouring my client in the same matter."
What was the case
The arrest warrant was issued in September this year. It was in relation with a 2018 case in which it was alleged that Zareen took ₹12.5 lakh from an event management company to attend and inaugurate six community Kali Puja pandals in Kolkata. However, she allegedly failed to honour the commitment.
In a statement to India Today, Zareen had said, “I’m sure there is no truth to this. I’m surprised too and am checking with my lawyer. Only then will I be able to give you some clarity.”
Zareen Khan's career
Most recently, she was seen in Harish Vyas' Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele, released in 2021.