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Non-bailable arrest warrant against Sunny Deol

May 26, 2004 21:14 IST

A Vaishali court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against film star and Managing Director of Vijeta Films Ajay Singh alias Sunny Deol in a cheque bouncing case.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Ram Chadra Das had issued the warrant on May 19 on the complaint of a Bihar-based film distributor.

Arvind Kumar Chowdhury allegedly handed a cheque of Rs 20 lakh in favour of the MD, Vijeta Films on August 2003 for the distribution rights of the film Gandhi, which the company is producing.

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He later requested Deol to return the amount and received a cheque from Vijeta Films. When he deposited it in a bank on January 6, 2004, it bounced.

Subsequently, he sent a legal notice to Deol to which he did not get any response.

On March 13, 2004, Choudhury moved the CJM's court complaining that Vijeta Films had deliberately issued a dud cheque and that it amounted to fraud.

The CJM asked the Town Police Station in Hajipur to institute a case against Vijeta Films under Sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code, 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act.

On May 19, he issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Deol.

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