Ameesha’s uncle, Nalin Rajni Patel alleged that the actress with the help of a duplicate key opened his flat in Pune and picked up some articles which belonged to him and his brother Sunil.
When the incident took place, both Nalin and Sunil were in Nashik and were informed about the theft by their domestic help over the phone.
“When I inquired with the society watchman, I learnt that one of them was Ameesha,” said Nalin.
Demanding the Deccan police to take strict action against the actress, Nalin said, “A criminal complaint needs to be lodged for theft and trespassing against Ameesha for her act and our application should not be dismissed as a civil matter.”
“The flat was in the name of my late mother Sushila, who executed a bonafide registered gift deed in Sunil’s and my name in 2007,” he added, stating himself as the owner of the flat.
When tried to contact, the actress did not answer any phone calls, but sent an SMS that read, “I have been advised by my lawyers not to comment, as the matter is subjudice. Thanks.”
In a conversation with media, Ameesha’s uncle Nalin said, “Ameesha is not answering our calls made to her cellphone. We never had any dispute with her and I am shocked with what she has done.
“On September 11, she had served a legal notice to me, claiming ownership of the flat and demanding the house keys.”
Ameesha not a crook
When Ameesha was distressed with the theft allegations, her lawyer Bindi Dave came to her rescue.
Asserting the accusation fallacious, as quoted by Mumbai Mirror, Ameesha’s lawyer stated, “While a complaint has been filed by Ameesha’s uncles alleging that she stole articles from her grandmother’s flat at Pune, it is frivolous.
“Ameesha was the only person who visited and looked after her grandmother at Pune and has bought most of the movables/domestic article(s) in the flat.
“In her will, Ameesha’s grandma has left her entire estate to her granddaughter, including the said flat. The question therefore of Ameesha stealing anything does not arise.
“Wadia Ghandy has via his letters addressed the concerned police station, placed the above true facts on record. Ameesha is also filing for a probate of the will.
“As regards to the purported gift deed relied upon by Ameesha’s uncles, no document has been produced despite her uncles having been called upon to do so.
“If and when such a document is produced, Ameesha may, after being advised, adopt appropriate proceedings for cancellation of the same.
“This statement is to clarify the matters as the complaint filed by the uncles seeks to tarnish Ameesha’s celebrity image.”