Court ordered Rajpal Yadav to surrender in Tihar Jail

The Delhi High Court Friday order Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav to surrender before Tihar Jail by July 15 to serve out the remaining six days. He was punished for filing a false affidavit in 2013. Yadav had spent four days in jail from December 3 to 6 in 2013, after which a division bench of the high court had suspended the sentence on his appeal. Bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Deepa Sharma continued the sentence awarded by a single judge bench in December 2013 and said Yadav’s failure to follow procedure cannot be accepted. Despite being given adequate time to explain his conduct but he resorted to falsehood. Bench said that long history of this case tells that again and again undertakings were breached when called upon to answer why action should not be taken, the appellant and his wife gave false and vague replies in which these false affidavit was said correct. The bench added that when the Yadav was afforded abundant opportunities to make amends, the conduct he displayed was deplorable. The bench raised Objection on the affidavit filed by Yadav on December 2, 2013, which was falsely prepared and contained forged signatures of his wife. Delhi-based businessman M G Agarwal had filed a recovery suit against the actor and his wife for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore, Yadav had taken in 2010 to make his directorial film.