Warrant against actor Sanjay Dutt cancelled

  • Get News Alerts

A court here on Monday cancelled a bailable arrest warrant issued against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt for not appearing before it to reply to a complaint of criminal intimidation filed by film producer Shakeel Noorani.

Dutt appeared in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Chaya Patil and sat through the hearing.

The court allowed an application moved by his lawyer seeking cancellation of the warrant issued against him on Saturday.

The 57-year-old actor had attributed his failure to appear before the court to a “communication lapse” between his and Noorani’s counsel and had vowed to “rectify the situation“.

Noorani has filed a private complaint seeking registration of a case against Dutt for criminal intimidation alleging that the actor had abandoned a film Jan ki Bazzi midway in 2002, which he was producing.

Noorani has said the actor did not even return the money paid to him.

The producer had approached the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) which directed Dutt to pay back the money.

Noorani later moved the Bombay High Court seeking execution of the IMPPA’s order.

The producer has alleged he had received threats from some underworld figures who asked him to withdraw the case.

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

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

  • Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history

    The invaders started embracing community values that helped them evolve from plunderers to freedom fighters. The alliance of the tribes “Iroquois Federate” became the basis for the government system of US that helped resist tyrannical British power for independence.

    Sanjaya Gajurel

  • 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

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