Court refuses to recall Rajpal Yadav sentence order

New Delhi, Dec 6: The Delhi High Court Friday declined to recall its earlier order sentencing Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav to 10 days in jail for misleading the court in suit against him and his wife by a businessman for debt recovery here.

“No ground is made out for recall of the order dated Dec 3, 2013….,” Justice S. Muralidhar said while allowing him to file an appeal against its Dec 3 order before a division bench.

However, the court suspended his sentence for three days to allow him to file an appeal against its Dec 3 order before a division bench.

The court, meanwhile, imposed certain conditions, including to surrender his passport and not to leave Delhi without its permission.

The court, which was hearing the recovery suit, had taken exception to the affidavit Yadav filed Dec 2, allegedly falsely prepared and containing forged signatures of his wife.

Annoyed over the attempt of the actor to mislead it, the court sent him to 10 days in jail for contempt and also directed his wife, who had appeared with her infant before the court, be kept in the office of the Registrar General till the rising of the court.

The court was hearing a case against Yadav for concealing facts about a Rs.5 crore recovery suit filed against him and his wife Radha by a Delhi-based entrepreneur.

Yadav and his wife 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”.