Feroze Khan asks court to issue show cause notice to ex-wife Aliza Sultan over ‘false and fabricated’ allegations
Actor Feroze Khan has denied allegations of abused levelled against him by his ex-wife Syeda Aliza Fatima Khan as “false, fabricated and managed,” saying it has damaged his reputation and could have an adverse impact on his projects in the industry.
Feroze personally appeared before a Karachi family court on Tuesday and submitted an application under Section 476 and 195(1) (giving false or fabricated evidence) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, pleading with the court to issue a writ and show cause notice to his former wife for levelling “false and fabricated allegations” against him that went viral on social media.
Photographs of Aliza, who goes by the name Aliza Sultan on social media, with bruises, an emergency room report and a police report submitted to the same court surfaced on social media last week, triggering outrage and widespread condemnation both in the entertainment industry and on social media. Feroze denied the allegations and vowed legal action against the perpetrators of the “rumours”.
His lawyer, Faiq Ali Jagirani, stated that the respondent had submitted a “false, fabricated, forged and managed” application to the court on Oct 20, which was marked to the SHO of the Darakhshan police station.
He claimed that the application was not signed by the respondent nor did it mention the date and time or her CNIC number. It was also not duly stamped and received by the officer at the police station, he said.
“Such [a] statement contains serious allegations,” alleged Feroze. His lawyer argued that because of the “false and fabricated allegations” submitted by Aliza to the SHO and the allegations being circulated on the “internet, social media, television channel[s], YouTube and print media,” Feroze’s character had been “damaged”as had his “reputation and as result many projects of applicant are under review and such can be evident by the newspapers and social media comments by the relevant people of the society and media industry”.
Jagirani alleged that what Aliza filed in court was not a final draft of the application nor had it been signed, but she “falsely claimed” that it had been filed with the SHO of the Darakhshan police station. He said that she claimed in court that it had been duly signed and accepted by the SHO.
Therefore, the actor pleaded to the court to issue a show cause notice to his ex-wife for submitting “false, fabricated and managed application” marked to the Darakhshan SHO.
He also requested the court to issue a writ against the respondent for allegedly committing forgery by submitting fake documents to the court. Without passing any order, Family Judge (East) Tahir Abbasi asked Feroze’s counsel to advance arguments on the maintainability of his application.
In the meantime, Feroze requested the court to allow him and his parents to meet with his minor children. The court allowed the grandparents to meet the children on Nov 5.
Due to the paucity of the time, the judge could not pass his order on an application filed previously by Feroze to restrain his ex-wife from sharing information or content relating to their personal lives on social media. The next hearing of the case has been set for Nov 5.