Police serve notice to Kim Sharma, estranged husband Ali Punjani

Khar Police has served notice to actress Kim Sharma and her estranged husband Ali Punjani under section 41(A) of IPC. They were asked to appear before police and record their statement.

The legal action against Kim and her estranged husband was taken after businessman Dilip Kumar from Rajasthan alleged that Kim has been illegally driving his car around without his permission and now he wants his car back. The bizman said that he had parked his luxury car at Sharma and Punjani's Khar home in good faith but later found out Sharma had been illegally driving it around and refused to return it.

Moreover, Sharma claimed the car was given to her by her separated husband Punjani. The complaint was actually lodged in September 2017 but by mistake Ali Punjani's name was included in the FIR instead of Kim Sharma and later a fresh complained was lodged. "While the complaint was registered in September 2017, Kim Sharma's estranged husband Punjani was erroneously named as the accused instead of the actor. Kumar has been repeatedly following up with cops to change the name of the accused to Sharma's. On Monday, he submitted a formal complaint asking for the same and alleging police inaction," stated a source.

Senior police inspector of Khar police station, Ramchandra Jadhav, confirmed that currently the actress is out of Mumbai and would visit the police station once she returns.

Sharma told mid-day, "It's good that the police have served a notice to Kim after mid-day's report. Cops are unnecessarily dragging Ali Punjani's name into this. Kim has been using the car illegally, her name should come in the FIR."

When Kim was contacted, she said that the report is baseless and allegatiions against her is totally false. "The grounds of this case and all information given by Mr Kumar are baseless and untrue. This matter is also now subjudice. The police as always are diligently investigating the facts and the truth shall prevail above all allegations on either side. Thank you."