SC rejects petition of actor Rajpal Yadav, directs him to surrender

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on friday rejected the petition of actor Rajpal Yadav and directed him to surrender, comedian actor was accused by a businessman for not settling a loan.

The loan amounts to Rs. 5 crores which was taken by Rajpal Yadav and his wife in 2010 from a Delhi based businessman named M G Agarwal whilst the actor was making his directorial debut Ata Pata Lapata.

The SC was hearing an appeal filed by actor 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 granted to him in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court.

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”.