Based on the main points of the case, Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi had borrowed a big amount of cash for the event of his enterprise attributable to his relationship with complainant Anil Jethani. On this regard, 3 separate cheques got to the complainant Anil Jethani for a complete sum of Rs. 22.50 lakhs. Nevertheless, All 3 cheques dishonoured upon presentation with an endorsement of “inadequate fund”. Complainant gave a authorized discover to Rajkumar Santoshi by means of his lawyer. Though no reply was obtained, resultantly 2 separate prison complaints of Rs 17.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh have been lodged in opposition to Santoshi in a Rajkot court docket underneath sec.138 of the Negotiable Devices Act.
Responding to the scenario, Rajkumar says, “I’m paying the value of being a celeb. We’re simple targets. I place confidence in the judiciary and we’re submitting an enchantment within the Courts forward. We’ll get justice.”
The 2 circumstances have been heard within the court docket of Rajkot Further Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace N.H.Vasveliya. During which the defendant had taken a contradictory protection in court docket that the plaintiff had misused my clean cheques and I had paid the quantities, and no monetary transaction was pending. Court docket additionally summoned Financial institution officers for proof, their proof supported the information of the complainant. It was additional argued by the complainant that the cheques issued earlier by the accused have been additionally returned, later identical cheques have been exchanged with new cheques.
As well as, the complainant legislator offered the judgments of the Excessive Court docket-Supreme Court docket on this matter. In view of this Further Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace N. H. Vasavelia has sentenced Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi to one-year imprisonment in every case underneath the Negotiable Devices Act and ordered him to pay a cheque quantity to the complainant inside 60 days as compensation and failing which punishment of imprisonment to be prolonged with another yr. Order was handed by Rajkot Court docket on 31 march 2022.