A company named Emgee Properties has accused her of falsely projecting herself as an architect to secure a contract with the company. The complainant Mudhit Gupta, who is a managing partner of Emgee properties, told the police that Khan had falsely represented herself as an architect and designer.
The company executed a written contract with her for architectural and designing services” is September 2013 for their Naira Complex project in North Goa.
However, Khan allegedly failed to deliver the project within the stipulated time period mentioned in the contract and her designs submitted were also substandard.
The Goa Police was also reluctant to file a report against Sussanne Khan, but eventually registered a FIR when the company legal advisor decided to approach the court in this regard. A case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered by Police sub-inspector Rashmi Bhaidkar in Panali, Goa.
The complainant also alleged that they had paid Khan 1.87 crore based on the contract, but had suspended it after they suspected that she was not a professional architect based as the work was not up to the standards.
The company asked Khan to furnish her registration number with the Council of Architecture. However, they received no response and she avoided them. When she was finally pressed to furnish the details, it was founded that she was not registered with it.
However, Sussanne has refuted claims of the alleged fraud and claimed that complaint against her is completely false, motivated and preposterous.
The interior designer cum entrepreneur who is currently in London said in statement:
‘The said complaint is motivated and preposterous and has been only filed to intimidate me and pressurise me to withdraw the arbitration proceedings initiated by me in the first instance to recover my dues and damages resulting from breach of contract.”
She maintained that she had not made any misrepresentations, and “maintained the highest standards of ethics in discharge of my work”. She claimed that she had challenged the termination of the contract and had invoked arbitration to recover her dues.
She said that the company had initiated the proceedings with the only intention to harass and pressurise her to given in to the flimsy and frivolous claims.
Khan has vowed to give a befitting response to the complaint.
“Such complaints do not scare me. Rather it encourages me to stand up for the truth. The allegations in complaints are false and defamatory and I will take appropriate proceedings in accordance with law,” she said.