Latest Update! Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi sentenced to one year in cheque returning cases, deets inside
MUMBAI: Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi has been found guilty in two separate cases totaling Rs. 22.5 Lakhs and has been sentenced to one year (1 year). The court also ordered the complainant to pay the cheque amount within two months. And if he fails to do so, he will be sentenced to one more year.
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According to the details of the case, Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi had borrowed a large amount of money for the development of his business due to his relationship with complainant Anil Jethani. In this regard, three separate cheques were given to the complainant Anil Jethani for a total sum of Rs. 22.50 lakhs. However, All the three cheques were dishonoured upon presentation with an endorsement of 'insufficient fund'.
The complainant gave a legal notice to Rajkumar Santoshi through his lawyer. Although no reply was received, resultantly 2 separate criminal complaints of Rs 17.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh were lodged against Santoshi in a Rajkot court under sec.138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
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In addition, the complainant legislator presented the judgments of the High Court-Supreme Court in this matter. In view of this Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate N. H. Vasavelia has sentenced Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi to one-year imprisonment in each case under the Negotiable Instruments Act and ordered him to pay a cheque amount to the complainant within 60 days as compensation and failing which punishment of imprisonment to be extended with one more year. The order was passed by Rajkot Court on 31 March 2022
Credit: India TV
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