Actor Ranjit, wife held guilty in cheque bouncing case
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 10, 2006, 00:00
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 Instruments Act.

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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 10, 2006, 00:00

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