Bollywood director and producer
has been punished legally because of getting involved in a cheque bounce case. He will be behind the bars for a span of six months and is supposed to pay a fine amounting to Rs. 5000. He has been given a month’s time to challenge the decision taken by the court and present his views on the punishment at the High Court.
The filmmaker had signed a cheque that amounted to Rs. 63,805 in 2008 to Arcadia Shipping and Trading Company. The company based in Jamnagar was managed by Jagdish Asra. Because of insufficient funds in the account, Kumar’s cheque bounced and a complaint was filed by Asra. It was a matter of “dishonour of the cheque” and under section 138 that states the Negotiable Instruments Act. The Jamnagar court found him guilty and penalised him by sentencing him to imprisonment of six months and a fine of Rs.5000.
Kumar is known for several movies in Hindi as well as Gujarati, the prominent ones being “Tiranga” , “Krantiveer” and “Kohram”.