New Delhi: After reports of domestic violence case filed against Yuvraj Singh by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma his family lawyer has said that no such complaint has been registered against the cricketer and his family.
Damanbir Singh Sobti, counsel for Yuvraj, Shabnam and Zorawar, denied that any case was registered against the cricketer.
In a press statement issued in Chandigarh on Wednesday, Sobti said: “There are certain misrepresentations being made in social media that a criminal complaint or a FIR has been registered against my clients on the basis of false and baseless allegations. No such FIR or complaint has been filed.”
“Akanksha has filed a petition under Section 25 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and my clients have been arrayed as respondents and their counsel shall appear on their behalf on the date fixed before the hon’ble Court at Gurgaon.
“The petition under the Protection for Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 filed by Akanksha Sharma is malafide, baseless and time barred. She had left her matrimonial house admittedly in September, 2015 and has now chosen to file this petition in the end of 2017,” the lawyer’s statement added.
He said that Akanksha had filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case and the matter was worked out between both parties and Zorawar filed a petition for granting divorce by mutual consent.
“In the interregnum Akanksha appeared in a show called Big Boss 10 run on Colors channel where she made certain scandalous, derogatory and defamatory statements/imputations against my clients Shabnam and Zorawar.
“However, she categorically stated that she had nothing against Yuvraj Singh and that he was very nice to her. The said allegations leveled by her dented the reputation and image of two of my clients above named, for which one of my clients namely Shabnam Singh has filed a civil suit for recovery of an amount assessed at Rs.2 crore,” the statement said.
(With IANS inputs)