Mallya cheque bounce cases: Court sends Kingfisher official Raghunathan to 18-month jail

A local Hyderabad court on Thursday sentenced Kingfisher official A Raghunathan to 18-month imprisonment in cheque bounce cases involving Vijay Mallya.  

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016, 17:21 PM IST
Mallya cheque bounce cases: Court sends Kingfisher official Raghunathan to 18-month jail

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A local Hyderabad court on Thursday sentenced Kingfisher official A Raghunathan to 18-month imprisonment in cheque bounce cases involving Vijay Mallya.

Earlier, on several occasions, the order on quantum of punishment had got adjourned as the warrant issued against Raghunathan was still pending.

The court had on April 20 convicted Kingfisher Airlines, Mallya and Raghunathan, in connection with two cheque bounce cases involving Rs 50 lakh each, under relevant sections of the Negotiable Instruments Act.

The matter relates to cheques issued by Kingfisher Airlines Ltd to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, towards charges for using the facilities at the airport for Kingfisher Airlines flights.