Rajpal Yadav jailed for concealing recovery suit

Rajpal-YadavDELHI: The Delhi High Court has remanded Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav to 10 days judicial custody for concealing facts about a Rs.5 crore recovery suit filed against him and his wife by a Delhi-based entrepreneur.

Justice S. Murlidhar also asked Yadav’s wife to remain present in the Registrar General’s office till the rising of the court.

The judge also issued a contempt of court notice against two women lawyers representing the couple and an oath commissioner, as they submitted an affidavit in the court with forged signature of the couple.

The court was irked by the conduct of the couple and counsel for repeatedly concealing the fact Dec 2 from the court, saying that Yadav’s wife Radha was in Ghaziabad and would reach court.

The couple had to present themselves before the court. Rajpal Yadav was there for some time. Radha was in Mumbai but their counsel told the court that she was in Ghaziabad.

The court posted the matter for next date, asking both of them to remain present. The couple were present in the court that day from where Yadav was taken to the jail and his wife was sent to the Registrar General’s office.
The court said it took lenient view for his wife, as she had a small child with her.

The court also ordered attachment of assets of the couple, and attached his bank account of the Axis Bank and a company owned by him.

Yadav and Radha are facing legal trouble after a Delhi-based entrepreneur, M.G. Agarwal (owner of Murli Projects), filed a case against them in the high court for failing to repay a loan of Rs.5 crore, which the actor took in 2010 to make his Hindi debut directional film “Ata Pata Laapata”.

More about Rajpal Yadav
Rajpal Yadav belongs to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh where he was associated with local theatre. After theatre training at the Bhartendu Natya Academy in Lucknow during 1992-94, Yadav went to the National School of Drama in Delhi for a two-year course.

In 1996, Yadav came to Mumbai to try his luck as an actor. He was a part of many rural theatrical plays in the North-East. The first major break came when Yadav got to act in the Doordarshan’s television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the main protagonist who daydreams and as a result lands up in a comic situation. This was sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan: Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.

Yadav’s entry in Bollywood was incidental. Director Ram Gopal Varma spotted Yadav in the audience of his movie ‘Mast’ wherein he has also played a small role as a server in a cafe. RGV gave him a challenging role in his next film Jungle.

Although Yadav found success in negative roles, he has preferred comic roles such as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and went on to become a prolific comedian in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhol to name a few.

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