Kiku Sharda, his father accused in money-laundering case; FIR filed
Kiku Sharda and his father landed in a soup after they were accused of cheating by Bollywood art-director Nitin Kulkarni. Reportedly, Nitin had filed a complaint against six, including those two, for duping him of Rs. 50.70L. The six were associated with The Mumbai Fest charitable trust, Nitin said. Meanwhile, Kiku has denied all allegations and said that his name is being dragged unnecessarily.
Cheque given by the organizers also bounced, alleged complainant
As per a Times Now report, Nitin was asked to design the set for a three-day fest for the trust that was held last year. However, he neither received a copy of the agreement nor was paid the amount (Rs. 50.70L) that he was promised, he alleged in his complaint. In fact, the cheque given by the organizers had also, reportedly, bounced.
We will verify the claims made by both sides: Police
Based on Nitin's complaint, an FIR was filed at Amboli police station and cops are investigating the matter now. "The dispute arose between the two parties due to some miscommunication about the due amount. After receiving a complaint, we have registered an FIR and our probe is on. We will verify the claims made by both sides," a police official was quoted as saying.
"My name has been dragged into this for no reason"
Meanwhile, Kiku denied any involvement in the case, and stated that he isn't associated with The Mumbai Fest. However, he did confirm that his father Amarnath Sharda is the secretary of the trust. "I just attended the event like other celebrities did and I'm not a member or trustee of Mumbai Fest. My name has been dragged into this for no reason," Kiku clarified.
We will submit the proof in court, says the lawyer
On the other hand, The Mumbai Fest lawyer issued a statement saying they have sufficient proof in their favor in the case. "We will give all the necessary documents to the police and also submit the proof in court," the lawyer added.