Housing society rubbishes Hashmi's allegation, demands apology

Emraan Hashmi

Society Secretary Capt J P Chhetry said that the actor was denied a NOC for flat ownership because he had not followed the proper procedures and not because of his religion as alleged.

"The owner had leased his flat to a German national. He had casually told us that after the lease term ends, he plans to sell his flat. He had not made a formal application that he wishes to sell the flat to the actor. The mandatory police clearance along with necessary documents had not been submitted to the society," said Chhetry.

He said that a meeting of the society residents was held today and it was decided that an apology will be demanded from the actor for making allegations of religious profiling.

"We will not take this lying down and we are also taking legal opinion" he said adding that the society was yet to receive the summons sent by the State Minorities Commission.

"Just because Hashmi is an actor, we are not supposed to know every thing about him," Chhetry said reacting to the actor's statement that he has applied for a character certificate from the police.

He added that the incident was blown out of proportion as the flat has not yet been sold to the the actor.

"Last week, when the actor's parents entered the society office when we were discussing this important matter demanding to know about the NOC status, I politely told them that the matter has been deferred and they had not made a formal application," said Chhetry.

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