Arrest warrant issued against Sanjay Dutt for not appearing before Mumbai court

A Mumbai's magisterial court has issued an arrest warrant against actor Sanjay Dutt for not appearing before the court in connation with criminal intimidation filed by film producer Shakeel Noorani. "This case has been going on since a long time and the present situation has arisen because of the communication lapse between our lawyers and us. We respect the urgency shown by the honourable court regarding our attendance/ representation and we would take immediate measure to rectify the situation," Sanjay Dutt's spokesperson said in a statement. Noorani had filed a private complaint before the court after a police station refused to take action on a complaint filed which alleged that underworld men, on behalf of Sanjay Dutt, were threatening him. Neeraj Gupta, lawyer for Noorani said, "Since for so many days Sanjay Dutt was not appearing before the court, therefore we made an application for the issuance of warrant. And considering continuous absence in the court, today the court was pleased to issue an arrest warrant against Dutt."Sanjay has skipped two court cases in this matter earlier. Now as compensation, Noorani wants Dutt to repay him Rs. 50 lakh signing amount and Rs 2 crore for the loss.