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Bharat Shah: Maharashtra to appeal

October 01, 2003 22:37 IST

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday said it will take its case against film producer Bharat Shah to the Bombay high court.

Also see: Bharat Shah sentenced, but won't have to spend time in prison

A special court in Mumbai on Wednesday sentenced Shah to one year in prison for concealing information from investigating agencies. He was, however, acquitted of the charge of using slush funds to finance his films.

As Shah has already spent 14 months in jail, he will not be required to serve the imprisonment.

Producer Nasim Rizvi and his assistant Abdul Rahim Allahbaksh Khan were sentenced to six years' rigorous imprisonment each for forging links with Pakistan-based gangster Chhota Shakeel to extort money from film personalities.

Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said it's the first time that somebody from Bollywood has been convicted for links with the underworld.


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Sub: Wasting time and money both.

Lakhs of appeal get washed away when crores are at work. Maha govt knows this pretty well, but in the process of an eye-wash to ...

Posted by chanakya

Sub: The Underworld in the Film Industry

Its rather odd to hear Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal congratulating himself on the conviction of Bharat Shah for his underworld connections. What is more ...

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