Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav was sentenced to three month prison in a loan default case. Yadav was immediately taken into custody by the Delhi police after the Delhi High Court order was pronounced on Friday.Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw ordered that Yadav should be taken into custody and kept in Tihar Jail.
Delhi-based company Murli Projects had filed a civil case against Yadav’s company Shree Naurang Godavari Entertainment for failing to repay INR 5 crore which the actor took in 2010 to make his Hindi debut directional film “Ata Pata Laapata”.
At the time of the agreement on August 8, 2012, Yadav agreed to pay INR 11,10, 60,350 including the principal amount and the interest. Meanwhile, a dispute arose between the two parties and the matter went to the high court where Yadav gave an undertaking to repay INR 7 crore.
However, all the seven cheques issued by the accused thereafter were dishonoured due to “insufficient funds”. The actor, however, refuted all the charges in the court stating that he had not taken any loan from the complainant and rather the sum of money was invested by the complainant in his film.
Earlier in April, Yadav was sentenced to six months in jail by Karkardooma Court in the recovery suit. He was later granted bail in the case.
The actor, his wife and the company were convicted in the recovery suit filed against them.