Businessman Ali Punjani’s case took a new twist after his wife accused a Bollywood superstar and model of giving false information to the court on alleged threats to her life. Taurat Suwani, who is demanding Sh4.5 million monthly upkeep from her husband, has filed an affidavit at the Mombasa court, denying the Bollywood actress Kim Sharma’s allegations that she abused and threaten her in public.
Through her lawyer Francis Kadima, Suwani claims that some documents, including an affidavit of service filed by a process server, have been forged because she has never served the papers. She denies abusing and threatening Sharma and dismisses the allegations as baseless. “I deny all allegations of wrong doing, since I have never met the plaintiff anywhere else as I was forcibly thrown out of my matrimonial home in 2009,” said Suwani.
Suwani says the case was a calculated to distract her attention from another case filed in Nairobi over upkeep. She has sued Sharma and her husband, seeking the custody, maintenance and vacant possession of the matrimonial home. “I am still married to my husband with who we have children and I am therefore entitled to stay in the matrimonial home from which I have forcibly been thrown out,” she says.
Sharma, who had on July 15 last year, through the firm of Ojode Onjoro, filed the case claiming she is married to Punjani and they live in Nyali, said the defendant approached the couple at Nyali Cinemax and threatened them on July 11 last year. “Since then to date, the defendant has been making sporadic outbursts against me, which all the while, making threats and abuses which have caused me total humiliation and embarrassment in the eye of the public,” she said her plaint, adding that, “I am now a prisoner in my own house due to the incessant abuses and threats.”
Suwani in Nairobi, she says they got married to Punjani in November 26, 2000, and had three children between 1995 and 2006. She claims all her belongings and those of her children, worth millions of shillings, were given out to Sharma’s relatives in India when they were thrown out, and her husband only uses his personal assistant’s phone, to communicate to the children. She claims that from 2009, when Punjani allegedly declined to maintain the children, she has borrowed Sh10 million and sell her gold, jewelry and shares worth Sh18 million to maintain the children.
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