Actor Rajpal Yadav has been sentenced by the Delhi High Court to three months of civil prison for failing to repay a Rs 5 crore loan which he and his wife had taken in 2010 to fund his film Ata Pata Laapata. He was taken into custody by the Delhi Police after the verdict was delivered.
In April, Yadav was sentenced by a Delhi court to six months of jail after being convicted in seven cases of bouncing cheques. He was also directed to pay a fine of Rs 11.2 crore, i.e., Rs 1.6 crore for each case. The actor was subsequently granted bail after he furnished a personal bond of Rs 50,000.
In 2013, Yadav spent four days in jail from 3 December to 6 December, following which a division bench of the High Court suspended his sentence on his appeal. The owner of Delhi-based company Murli Projects filed a recovery suit against the actor and his wife for failing to pay back a loan of Rs 5 crore. When hearing the recovery suit, a single judge bench ordered Yadav to be sent to jail for 10 days for contempt for filing an allegedly falsely prepared affidavit with forged signatures of his wife.
Rajpal Yadav is known for his comedic roles in Bollywood films such as Hungama, Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Bhoothnath.
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