Actor Rajpal Yadav sent to 10 days judicial custody by Delhi HC

Zee Media Bureau/Resham Sengar

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav, known for his comic stint in Hindi films, has been sent to 10 days judicial custody by the Delhi High Court in Rs 5 crore recovery suit filed against him and his wife.

Additionally, the judge also issued a contempt of court’s notice against the lawyers handling the couple’s case.

Taking strong exception to the absence of Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav and his wife in court, regarding Rs 5 crore recovery suit filed against them by a Delhi-based entrepreneur, the Delhi High Court Monday directed them to appear before Dec 3.

According to agency reports, Justice S Murlidhar even warned the couple of issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) on their repeated failure to appear before him.

Rajpal came to the high court before lunch. However, his wife Radha failed to appear before the court even after repeated instructions to her lawyer.

The court said: "You tell your client the consequence will be severe. You are dealing with the court here. I don`t think your client is aware. If I issue a non-bailable warrant, they will be brought here."

Rajpal and Radha had taken a loan of Rs 5 crores from Delhi-based entrepreneur MG Agarwal (owner of Murli Projects), for making their Hindi debut directional film ‘Ata Pata Laapata’ (2010). When Rajpal failed to repay the loan, the lender filed a case against them in the high court.
The court earlier noted the couple has repeatedly breached the undertakings given by them to repay the loan amount. As the couple failed to give a firm undertaking on whether they were prepared to pay the entire outstanding amount, the court asked them to remain present in the court on next hearing.

The court also asked them to give details of Rajpal`s bank statement for the past three years and the film assignments for which the actor was expecting payment.

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