Warrant against Sanjay Dutt for non-appearance in court

  • Get News Alerts

A local magisterial court issued an arrest warrant against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Saturday for not appearing before it to answer a complaint of criminal intimidation filed by producer Shakeel Noorani.

"We had sought arrest warrant against Dutt for non-appearance. The court has allowed our application," said advocate Neeraj Gupta, Mr Noorani's lawyer.

The next hearing will be on August 29.

Mr Noorani has filed a private complaint with the court demanding registration of a case against Mr Dutt for criminal intimidation.

Mr Dutt had abandoned midway in 2002 a film, 'Jaan ki Baazi,' which he was producing, said Mr Noorani in his complaint, adding the actor did not even return the money already paid to him.

Mr Noorani approached Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association which directed Mr Dutt to pay back the money. Mr Noorani later moved the Bombay High Court, seeking execution of the IMPPA's order.

In the meantime, he started receiving threatening calls from some underworld figures who asked him to withdraw the case, the producer alleged.

An official statement from Mr Dutt's spokesperson said, "This case has been going on since a long time and the present situation has arisen because of the communication lapse between our lawyers and us. We respect the urgency shown by the Honourable court regarding our attendance."

"We would take immediate measures to rectify the situation," the statement added.

Earlier too, a warrant had been issued against Mr Dutt for non-appearance in this case, but he was granted bail.

Mr Dutt, who was convicted under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was released from the jail last year.

Comments

More News

Opinion

  • The Doklam dilemma The Doklam dilemma

    Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.

    Gaurab Shumsher Thapa

  • Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises

    The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.

    Anup Paudel

Blog

  • My Journey to Maiti Nepal My Journey to Maiti Nepal

    I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.

    Swarnima Gurung

  • Be an example, not teacher to your kids Be an example, not teacher to your kids

    I don’t intend to draw comparisons, but I can’t help notice a vast difference in the way kids these days are, and I only have the parents to blame. Because let's face it, just at the quote, I mentioned above goes, kids only become what they see.

    Prekshya Lamichhane Kunwar

Readers Column

  • Traffic Police in Kathmandu

    As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.

  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.

Popular

Recommended

Suchanapati