Asif and ex-girlfriend file complaint against each other
The Mohammad Asif-Veena Malik dispute took an ugly turn today when the cricketer and his former girlfriend filed complaints against each other for fraud in a Lahore civil court.world Updated: Apr 13, 2010 16:15 IST
The Mohammad Asif-Veena Malik dispute took an ugly turn today when the cricketer and his former girlfriend filed complaints against each other for fraud in a Lahore civil court.
The court of a senior civil judge has directed the police to conduct an investigation and report back whether cases should be filed against the two.
"I have said in my complaint that despite my reminders, Asif is not clearing up my loan of nearly 14 million rupees and also gave me cheques that have bounced. The court has ordered that a case be registered against him," Veena, a popular actress, model and television host said.
Asif, however, denied the charge.
"I have asked the court to find out how two cheques that were stolen from me in February and about which I have filed a police report were in her possession and who forged my signatures on them as verified by the bank," the bowler said.
Asif said he had also filed a complaint with the civil court and wanted justice.
"I owed Veena Malik around 3.2 million rupees and I have paid her loan off. I owe her nothing more," Asif said.
"I want to know who is committing this fraud. But I want to know the truth and I am fed up of these allegations being made by Veena, it is most unfortunate," Asif said.
Both Asif and Veena appeared before a senior police official this afternoon as the police began investigations on the orders of the court.
A Pakistan Cricket Board official said it was observing the whole episode from the sidelines as so far it saw the issue as a personal matter of Asif.
"But obviously if the matter goes to court and the board is involved then we will decide what to do. We wouldn't like our players to be involved in such unnecessary issues," the official said.
First Published: Apr 13, 2010 16:11 IST