Rajpal Yadav spends three days in jail, relieved after High Court suspends sentence!

Temporary relief for the Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav

Rajpal Yadav was arrested three days back and was finally relieved today after the Delhi High Court suspended his sentence. This after the actor was sent to the prison for ten days for misleading the court in a Rs 5 crore recovery suit filed against him and his wife by a businessman.  The 42-year-old actor-filmmaker spent three days in jail from December 3 to December 6, until the high court suspended his sentence and granted him time till December 10 to file his statutory appeal.

Delhi-based company Murli Projects was issued a notice by the bench of Justices B D Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru who sought its reply by January 22, 2014 while hearing the actor’s appeal against the single judge’s order. The court has suspended the sentence till further order. The court also relaxed a condition in which the single judge had directed Yadav not to leave Delhi or the country without its permission.  The bench accepted the submission of Yadav’s counsel that the actor has surrendered his passport to the Registrar General (RG) of the Delhi High Court and the condition that he will not leave Delhi or India will not serve any purpose as he has to shoot for his projects.The bench said that the actor will not travel outside the country. The court has recorded an undertaking from Yadav that he would give a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to Murli Projects within a week’s time.

Rajpal and Radha haD taken loan of Rs 5 crores from Delhi-based entrepreneur, M.G. Agarwal (owner of Murli Projects), for making their Hindi debut directional film Ata Pata Laapata (2010). When Rajpal failed to repay the loan, the lender filed a case against them in the high court.