The actor has to serve 10 days of imprisonment
Supreme Court has ordered Rajpal Yadav to surrender before the Tihar Jail to serve the remaining days of judicial custody. The actor was found guilty in contempt of court for producing false affidavit in a case. He was sent for a 10 days judicial custody by Delhi High Court, of which he has served four days. His sentence was sentenced by a division bench on December 6, 2013.
A Delhi-based businessman, MG Agarwal, had filed a recovery suit against the actor and his wife for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore. The bench that was hearing the case noticed that Yadav had produced false affidavit as his wife’s signature had been forged.
Now, the SC has upheld the Delhi HC’s decision as Rajpal has failed to repay the money he owes to a businessman despite of court’s time and again undertakings. Yadav had taken money in 2010 to make his directorial debut film Ata Pata Laapata in 2012.
Rajpal is to serve the remaining six days of his judicial custody in Tihar Jail.
In an hearing that took place four days ago Rajpal had asked for time from the court. During the hearing, the counsel appearing for Yadav said that his client has been denied opportunity and he should be granted fair hearing. “I don’t have single penny. My accounts are attached and I am facing income tax action against me. Please grant me some time and I will come forward with some money,” Yadav’s lawyer said.
Rajpal Yadav is popular in Bollywood for his comic roles. His comic timing was impeccable in Phir Hera Pheri, Hungama and Chup Chup Ke.