Mumbai, Aug 10: Veteran film actor Ranjit and his
wife Nazneen were on Tuesday convicted in two cheque bouncing cases
by a city magistrate but they were granted bail to enable them
move a sessions court in appeal.
Actor Ranjeet Bedi was sent to six months simple
imprisonment and asked to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 in two
cheque bouncing cases. His wife was also found guilty but was
not sent to jail and convicted with a fine of Rs 10,000.
Magistrate N V Nhavkar, presiding over a court in
Andheri, found them guilty under Section 138 of Negotiable
According to complainant Gabriel Joseph, owner of a hotel
in Andheri, Nazneen had issued four post dated cheques of Rs
five lakh in 2001 in the course of a business transaction.
She had also issued another cheque of Rs ten lakh. However,
all the cheques bounced because of insufficient funds.
The aggrieved complainant sent them a legal notice to pay
the dues but they defaulted and he then filed two private
complaints on April 12, 2004.
Both Ranjit and his wife were present in the court when
they were pronounced guilty. However, they urged for bail
saying they would file an appeal in a sessions court.
Accordingly, they were released on bail.