The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav’s petition and directed him to surrender for not paying money to a businessman despite giving repeated undertakings.
Yadav was sent to 10 day-judicial custody by the Delhi High Court for filing a false affidavit. The actor, who had earlier spent four days in judicial custody, will now have to serve the remaining six-day term.
The apex court had earlier this week pulled Yadav for not paying money to a businessman despite giving repeated undertakings before the court, saying his conduct in the case was “inexplicable”.
While hearing an appeal filed by Yadav against the Delhi High Court’s June 3 order which directed him to surrender before the Tihar Jail by July 15 to serve the remainder six days of the total 10-day imprisonment awarded to him in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in the court.
Yadav had spent four days in jail from December 3, 2013 till December 6, 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court had suspended the sentence on his appeal.
The single judge bench, which was hearing the recovery suit, had taken exception to the affidavit filed by Yadav in December, 2013, which was allegedly falsely prepared and contained forged signatures of his wife.
The court had ordered that Yadav be sent to jail for 10 days for contempt.
Delhi-based businessman M G Agarwal, the owner of Murli Projects, had filed a recovery suit against the actor and his wife for failing to repay a loan of Rs five crore which Yadav had taken in 2010 to make his directorial debut film ‘Ata Pata Laapata’ in 2012.