By Sunchika B Pandey
Actress Priyanka Chopra may be reigning as one of the queens of Bollywood but her status could not deter her tenant, Rakesh Kapoor, from not just refusing to vacate her house but also allegedly resorting to forgery.
Confirming the complaint, additional commissioner of police Amitabh Gupta said, “A case has been registered at the Oshiwara police station and the anticipatory bail application of the accused is due to be heard on January 25 in the sessions court.”
According to the Oshiwara police, as per the FIR registered with them, Kapoor has allegedly forged certain documents pertaining to the agreement made between him and Chopra for tenancy as well as sale of the flat.
Deputy commissioner of police KMM Prasanna said, “A case number 534/10 has been registered under sections 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 474 (intending to use forged documents as genuine) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC on December 20, 2010.”
The police said that Kapoor has been staying at Chopra’s flat in a plush building — Oberoi Sky Gardens — in Andheri, jointly registered in her mother’s name.
Kapoor has been staying there for the last couple of years. On December 31, the agreement between Kapoor and the actor was due to expire and hence the latter sent him a notice to vacant the flat one month in advance as per the agreement.
“Just when Kapoor received the notice through the actor, he furnished some documents that stated that Priyanka is bound to extend the agreement with him at any cost. The documents also stated that in case if she intends to sell her flat in future, the first preference should be given to Kapoor and the offer could be extended to someone else only if he refuses to buy,” said an officer from the Oshiwara police station.
Following the incident, the actress’s father Dr Ashok Chopra, who holds the power of attorney on behalf of Priyanka, registered a complaint with the police.
“It was found during the course of investigation that Kapoor had reportedly forged the signatures. Consequently, he was booked on charges of forgery and cheating,” the officer said.
When DNA contacted Dr Chopra, he refused to divulge any details. “The matter is sub-judice and it would not be right to make any comments at this stage,” he said.
Source : dnaindia