The Uttar Pradesh (Aligarh) police officials have booked Bollywood actress Kanika Kapoor for accepting money for an event and then not turning up. The singer was booked when she refused to pay back the money to the event organiser, after confirming to perform. The Aligarh police on Wednesday registered criminal cases, including cheating, against the Bollywood singer, her manager and an agent based on a complaint filed by the event management firm in Noida.
According to the complainant, Manoj Sharma, his firm had paid Rs 24.95 lakh (including air fare and hotel) to singer Kanika Kapoor to perform at an exhibition on January 22 in Aligarh. The singer, however failed to do turn up and also did not return the money that she had been paid. According to station house officer of Banna Devi police station, Jitendra Singh, Kanika Kapoor along with her manager, Shruti, and the manager of Mumbai based event management company, Santosh Mijger, were booked under section 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 507 (criminal intimidation).
He said, he will also file a defamation suit against the singer as his and his firm’s reputation had been tarnished by the cancellation of the event promoted by him.