The Andheri court in Mumbai has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt for allegedly threatening filmmaker Shakeel Noorani.
The case dates back to 2002 when Dutt had committed to play the lead in Noorani's film 'Jaan Ki Baazi'. He, however, later neither turned up for the shoot nor returned the sum of Rs 50 lakh he was given for the film.
Taking note of Noorani's case, the Bombay High Court had ordered that Dutt's property be seized.
It was then that Noorani had registered a complaint with the Andheri court, alleging that he was getting threats from the underworld at the behest of the actor.
NON-BAILABLE WARRANT ALSO ISSUED IN 2013
In 2013, when Dutt had refused to come to court, a non-bailable warrant was issued at that point as well. But it was cancelled after he appeared in court later.
After that, Sanjay Dutt had to go to jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case, in which he was sentenced to five years in jail for possessing illegal arms.
After Dutt came out of jail, Noorani's advocate Neeraj Gupta moved a plea for Dutt's appearance in the court in February this year. He said "When Dutt is out of jail, he should attend the court. But he was not coming to court."