Car dealers summoned after Sami`s complaint

Mumbai: A local court has summoned the dealers of a luxurious car brand in the city following a complaint of cheque bounce registered by singer Adnan Sami.

Sami was approached by the Mumbai dealers of the
famous James Bond car, M/s Performance Cars, to launch the cars in the city on April 15, 2011. The city-based Pakistani singer was then issued a cheque of Rs 13.5 lakh.

"When Sami deposited the cheque, the payment was stopped by the dealers, thus dishonouring the cheque. When he complained, the dealers claimed that they had never agreed to pay Sami," singer`s advocate Vibhav Krishna said.

Sami then approached the Andheri magistrate`s court with a private complaint, following which, the court summoned Lalit Choudhary, the director of the dealer company.

"Sami, being an avid car lover, agreed to launch the car and cancelled his performance at other concerts abroad. The cheque was issued by the dealers on March 29 for a sum of
Rs 13.5 lakh. It was, however, returned with a dishonour memo with remarks `payment stopped by drawer`," Krishna said.

Sami sent a letter to the dealers requesting them to make the payment of the amount. However, the request was turned down, after which, the singer approached the court.


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