Dilip Kumar acquitted in 1998 cheque bounce case

Dilip Kumar acquitted in 1998 cheque bounce case

Dilip Kumar acquitted in 1998 cheque bounce case

Actor Dilip Kumar was on Tuesday acquitted by a Mumbai magistrate court in an 18-year-old cheque bouncing case.

The 94-year-old actor, however, because of age-related problems and health condition, could not be present in the courtroom when the magistrate’s court at Girgaum acquitted him.

On Monday, Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu has sent out a series of tweets, about the case and health update about the actor — “Breaks my heart to inform @TheDilipKumar fans.

tomm, Tuesday, 18-yr-old court case in which Saab has been associated,will be up for judgement hearing at 14 Met. Magistrate court, Girgaum, presided by Hon. Magistrate BS Kharade... At 94 yrs, Saab’s health is delicate, facing neurological problems, yet Saab has never prayed for case adjournment, hope serious consternation n stress caused don’t affect his condition further. Saab needs peace n rest. I seek your prayers n support.”

The case dates back to 1998 when Dilip Kumar was a honorary director of a company, which has raised funds from various sources.

There were four accused in the concerned case, out of which two have been convicted and two acquitted.

The case filed by Smita Shroff against Geekay Exim India Ltd and its 20 directors including the actor. According to the complainant, she had invested Rs 45 lakh in the company and was liable to get Rs 57.61 lakh in return. However, when a cheque was issued to her by the company, it was dishonoured following which Shroff filed a case.