Sonakshi Sinha charged for cheating an event organiser, the actress denied

Sonakshi Sinha including four others allegedly booked by an event organiser for cheating them of Rs 32 rupees. The four others are Malvika Punjabi, Dhumil Thakkar, Edgar Sakaria and Abhishek Sinha. The case was filed under Indian penal code pertaining to cheating and criminal breach of trust.

The complaint was lodged last year on November 24 by an even organiser Pramod Sharma. In his complaint, he said that he has invited Sonakshi for a prize distribution ceremony in Delhi but did not turn up even after giving words.

Promod told Times of India, “Sonakshi had also released a promotional video of the award show after accepting the payment. She had also signed an memorandum of understanding for the event. On the day of the event, seven return air tickets from Mumbai to Delhi were booked -- two in business class and five in economy class. They then called me up to change the timing of the event which I denied. The function timing was fixed at 4pm and the tickets for the event were sold out.”

The complainant, a resident of Shivpuri in Moradabad, said in total, he paid Rs. 37 lakh, of which maximum amount was transferred to Ms Sinha, according to the police.

"The investigating officer in the case had served a notice to Sinha and the four others, but after not getting a response an FIR was registered on Friday," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Moradabad, Ravindra Gaud, said.

Station House Officer, Katghar, Ajeet Singh said the case was registered under section 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code.

The case has been registered at the Katghar police station. Station House Officer, Katghar, Ajeet Singh said the case was registered under section 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code. The investigation is underway.

Sonakshi’s team has issued the following statement: “Sonakshi was approached by the event organizers in Delhi to attend an event. However, despite repeated reminders, the organizer failed make the payments to Sonakshi before the event as contracted. The tickets to Delhi were not in order/as were agreed, the organiser also didn’t send return tickets for Sonakshi and her team, despite knowing that she had a shoot the next morning after the event. This put everyone in a tough spot. Several attempts were made to contact the organiser requesting hum to make the contracted payments and send the tickets, however they remained incommunicado and didn’t live up to their end of the bargain. Due to a lack of commitment by the organiser, Sonakshi and her team were left with no choice but to return home from Mumbai airport . Ever since that day, Sonakshi’s management agency has been trying to reach out to the organiser to find an amicable solution to the extent of offering an alternate date and tried to connect but to no avail. The organizer is now using the media to release false and manipulated facts. If the organiser doesn’t stop at this, Sonakshi and her team will be forced to take a legal course of action to set this straight. We request media to not let anyone use their platform without looking into the facts.”