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Indian actress Zareen Khan faces arrest in ‘cheating’ case

04:11 PM | 18 Sep, 2023
Indian actress Zareen Khan faces arrest in ‘cheating’ case
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A Kolkata court has recently taken a significant legal step by issuing an arrest warrant against Bollywood actress Zareen Khan. This development is related to an alleged cheating case that dates back to 2018 when the case was initially registered against her. The investigation into this matter led to the submission of a charge sheet against the actress, which was presented before the Sealdah court in Kolkata.

However, what is particularly noteworthy is Khan's response—or lack thereof—to these legal proceedings. Despite being aware of the ongoing case against her, she neither pursued an application for bail nor appeared before the court for her scheduled hearings. Consequently, due to her repeated absences, the court ultimately decided to issue an arrest warrant against her.

When questioned about the arrest warrant, she expressed her surprise and uncertainty about the situation. She stated that she believes there is no truth to these allegations and mentioned her intention to consult with her legal counsel for clarification. She further suggested reaching out to her public relations team for interim information.

The backdrop of this case involves an incident in 2018 when Khan was slated to perform at a Durga Puja event in Kolkata. However, to the dismay of the event organizers, she failed to make her appearance despite their anticipation. Subsequently, one of the organizers took the step of lodging a formal complaint, accusing both Khan and her manager of cheating. This led to the filing of a First Information Report (FIR) against both individuals, who were subsequently summoned for questioning by the authorities.

During the initial questioning, Zareen Khan contended that she had been misled by the event organizers. She asserted that she had been given misleading information about the event, with claims that prominent political figures, including the Chief Minister of Bengal, would be in attendance. However, it later emerged that the event was relatively low-key, taking place in north Kolkata. Furthermore, she alleged miscommunication regarding flight arrangements and accommodations, which ultimately compelled her to skip the event.

Notably, Khan responded to these circumstances by filing a case against the event organizers in a local court, adding a layer of legal complexity to the situation. Subsequently, following investigations into these allegations and counter-allegations, a charge sheet was filed against both the actress and her manager. While her manager chose to appear before the court and seek bail, Khan opted for neither bail nor court appearances, culminating in the issuance of the recent arrest warrant against her.

Her attorney, Rizwan Siddiquee, has recently issued a statement addressing the situation, suggesting that it appears to be a consequence of misinformation. In a detailed two-page explanation, Siddiquee asserts that Khan has already received legal protection from the High Court of Calcutta regarding this case. He also highlights that the complainant has consistently delayed the process of serving legal documents in this matter.

The statement clarifies that the case revolves around an incident from 2018 when the actress was expected to perform at a Durga Puja event in Kolkata but failed to make an appearance.

Siddiquee's statement reads, “I, on behalf of my client, Ms Zareen Khan, would like to unequivocally state the following: Any warrant that has been 'inadvertently issued' by the Learned Magistrate against my client appears to be a result of 'miscommunication.' My client has continuously enjoyed protection granted by the Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta in this particular case.”

Furthermore, Khan's lawyer asserts that the actress was allegedly misled into believing that the Kali Puja event was organized by the West Bengal government with the involvement of the Chief Minister, the Sports Minister, and the Ex-Sports Minister, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the case.

On the work front, she made her Bollywood debut in 'Veer' alongside Salman Khan. She also starred in a number of films in a range of languages, including 'Housefull 2' and '1921'. Her most recent film role was in Harish Vyas' 2021 film 'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele'.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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