A Ranchi civil court has issued an arrest warrant against Ameesha Patel for failing to repay a loan of close to Rs 3 crore she took from a producer Ajay Kumar Singh to make the movie Desi Magic. Even her business partner Kunal Goomer is set to face the legal repercussions of the case.
As claimed by the lawyer representing Ajay Kumar Singh, the case was filed against Ameesha Patel under Indian Penal Code sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and 138 of the NI Act. He said that Ameesha met Ajay Kumar Singh at an event, where she requested for a meeting, in which she told them that if they invest Rs 3 crore, she’d give them 10 percent interest and 10 percent share of the profits. Ajay Kumar Singh made multiple payments totaling Rs 2.50-3 crore in the next few months, he said. However, when they asked the actor to return it, she ignored their requests, the lawyer said. Finally, once she made a payment to them via a post-dated cheque, the lawyer said. However, when they went to deposit the cheque in the bank, the officals said that it was instructed that no payment be made to them on her behalf, the lawyer said. That’s when Ajay Kumar Singh decided to file the case.
The lawyer claimed that Ameesha Patel was summoned multiple times along with other accused persons, but she failed to make an appearance. When the summons were to be delivered to her, she said she was on her way the first time, but didn’t arrive and the next time, her house was locked, the lawyer said. They later approached the court about her failure to attend the court hearing. He also said that even the police contacted her to follow the orders of the court, she ignored it again.
The court was satisfied with the arguments made by Ajay Kumar Singh's legal team, after which it decided to issue the arrest warrant. The lawyer revealed that the warrant has been sent to Mumbai. If she doesn’t follow the court’s instructions, section 82 and 83 of CrPC for the attachment of her property and the process to finally declare her as absconding will be carried out.
As per reports, the police has reached Mumbai with the arrest warrant.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Ameesha Patel recently made an appearance on Bigg Boss, where she was seen in multiple episodes.
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