New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday directed Bollywood humorist Rajpal Yadav to surrender before Tihar prisons by July 15 to serve remaining six days of the total 10-day imprisonment awarded to him in 2013.The actor was given imprisonment for filing a fake affidavit in court.
Yadav had already spent four days behind the bars from December 3 to 6 in 2013, after which the sentence was suspended by a division bench of HC on his appeal.
In this case, the unusually long history of litigation suggests that repeated undertakings were breached. When called upon to answer, the appellant and his wife gave inaccurate and evasive replies. In these circumstances, the court is of the view that the complaint about failure to follow the prescribed procedure cannot be countenanced. The appellant was furnished adequate opportunity to explain his conduct, but instead he resorted to falsehood,” said a statement by the court.
- A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharmaup held the sentence awarded to Yadav by a single judge in 2013.
- The action was initiated against the actor for misleading the court in a recovery suit filed against him and his wife by a businessman.
- He failed to repay a loan of Rs five crore, which he took in 2010 for making his directorial début.