The High Court in Maharashtra Oct. 19 said it cannot order the quashing of the police case against Bollywood actress Sana Khan for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a minor girl as evidence shows that her car was used in the crime. The division bench of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel was hearing a petition filed by Khan, seeking quashing of the case registered by the neighboring Navi Mumbai police.
“How can you say you are not connected (to the case) when your BMW vehicle has been used? How can we quash this complaint?” the bench said. Additional public prosecutor Purnima Kantharia said that the investigation was almost over and that the chargesheet would be filed within a week. Following this, Khan’s lawyer, advocate Ashok Sarogi, sought to withdraw the petition. The court allowed the withdrawal, saying that if Khan was named as an accused in the chargesheet, “then she may adopt alternate remedies available to challenge it.”
According to Sanpada police, Khan’s nephew Naved Khan, 18, and the 15-year-old complainant girl became friends on a social networking site in November 2012, and then started meeting. After a few months, Naved proposed marriage to her but the girl refused. On April 30, when the girl was returning home in Sanpada, Naved, riding a BMW driven by Khan and accompanied by three of his friends, caught up with her. They allegedly tried to drag the girl into the car, but she managed to escape. The actress, who rose to fame after her stint in the sixth edition of reality television show “Bigg Boss,” was granted anticipatory bail by a lower court in June. Naved and three of his friends were arrested. Khan, who will be seen opposite actor Salman Khan in forthcoming film “Mental,” has denied the allegations.