The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the petition of Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav and directed him to surrender.
On Monday, the apex court pulled up Yadav for not paying money to a businessman here despite giving repeated undertakings before court, saying his conduct in the case was “inexplicable”.
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The apex court was hearing an appeal filed by Yadav against the Delhi High Court June 3 order which directed him to surrender before Tihar Jail by July 15 to serve out the remainder six days of the total 10-day imprisonment awarded to him in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in 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.
During the hearing, the counsel appearing for Yadav said that his client has been denied opportunity and he should be granted fair hearing.
The apex court, which stopped short of dismissing Yadav’s plea, posted the matter for July 29 after his counsel sought more time.
The High court had upheld the sentence awarded by a single judge in December 2013, saying Yadav’s “failure to follow procedure cannot be countenanced” as despite being given adequate time to explain his conduct “he resorted to falsehood”.
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