Famed actor Javed Sheikh faces legal heat in Rs5 million investment fraud case

Veteran is among six accused under Section 420 of Pakistan Penal Code

Entertainment Desk June 10, 2024

In a significant legal development, the Rawat Police have registered a fraud case against renowned film star Javed Sheikh and five other individuals, express.pk reported. Filed under Section 420 of the Pakistan Penal Code, the charges allege that the accused deceived a couple into investing Rs5 million with promises of lucrative returns.

The case was filed following the directives of the Additional District and Sessions Judge. The police have summoned all the accused for investigation. According to the complaint filed by Amjad Mahmood and his wife, Iram Amjad, Javed along with Jahanzeb Alam, Jamal Khan, Rana Zahid, Azhar Hussain, and Sameer Jadoon, persuaded them to invest money, promising a 7% monthly profit. 

The couple signed an agreement on official stamp papers and handed over Rs5 million. However, after several months, they did not receive any returns and were allegedly threatened when they demanded their money back. The couple approached the court after the police initially refused to register their complaint.

Earlier, the veteran actor made headlines when he opened up about his former wife Salma Agha. Whilst in conversation with Metro Live TV, the actor discussed the numerous hits he took in terms of projects because of his marriage. 

"I was divorced when I married Salma Agha; it only lasted for three years," said Sheikh. "That, too, is a long story, I will have that episode recorded some other time," he added. Swiftly glossing over events which included fights, he spoke about how Kabir Bedi replaced him as the lead opposite Rekha in Khoon Bhari Maang

The actor shared, "I was in India doing Khoon Bhari Maang. I was selected as a hero. Rekha was the heroine. I was forcefully stopped, similar to how [I was replaced] by Izhar Qazi in Bangkok Kay Chor I was forcefully stopped and removed, and Kabir Bedi stepped in." He furthered, "I was not greedy. Had I been greedy, I would have done that film and left Salma Agha. But there was no greed, nor was such a thought in my mind."

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