This afternoon, the Bombay High Court has quashed the two FIRs filed by Jackie Shroff‘s wife Ayesha Shroff in Mumbai against actor Sahil Khan, over allegations of cheating and criminal intimidation- a business dispute in 2015. A bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar quashed the two FIRs which were registered by the Bandra police, after Sahil’s lawyer and Ayesha told the court that they had settled the dispute between them amicably.
Talking exclusively to ETimes a few minutes ago, Ayesha said, “It was an out-of-court settlement. But let me tell you I withdrew the cases 5 years ago. It has come to light only now simply because the quashing happened today. There’s a procedure that was meant to be followed after the withdrawal of the complaint and that took time.”
Probing further if there was any money transaction involved in the settlement, Ayesha said that she can neither dwell on that nor on the reasons why she took the step of withdrawing what she had earlier filed because, “There’s an MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) signed between the two parties which forbids from these things to be let out.”
Reportedly, Ayesha told the HC that while she had also raised an issue of non-payment of dues by Khan worth over Rs 4 crore in her complaint, she had decided not to pursue the claim or any other allegations made in the two FIRs.
The bench accepted statements of both the parties and quashed the two FIRs, noting that the case seemed to have arisen out of a ‘business dispute’. It, however, imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on Khan and said the money will go to the Maharashtra child welfare committee for the “welfare of children under the state’s care”.