Cheque bounce: No relief for Preity Zinta

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 10:28am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to quash the proceedings against actor Preity Zinta in a cheque bouncing case filed against her by scriptwriter Abbas Tyrewala in a Magistrate’s Court, and asked her to face the trial.  

Justice Sadhana Jadhav, hearing Zinta’s plea, dismissed it and directed her to plead her case before the lower court. Tyrewala, who wrote the script for Zinta’s film ‘Ishkq In Paris’, had filed a complaint with a magistrate saying that a remuneration cheque of Rs18.9 lakh given by her had bounced.  

In another proceeding, where Zinta had filed a suite for recovery of Rs2 crore from Kamal Amrohi’s son late Shandar and his widow Shaheeda, the HC asked the legal heirs of Shandar and Shaheeda to furnish within two weeks the details of bank accounts held by them. A single bench of HC had recently asked them to do so while hearing a suit filed by Zinta.   

A division bench of the High Court headed by Justice SJ Vajifdar asked them to disclose the details of the bank accounts in their names as well in the name of Shandar. The bench upheld the order of Justice Kathawala who had in December 2013 directed Shaheeda and her children to file affidavits disclosing details about their bank accounts held by them. Zinta said she had lent the money to Shandar to fight his legal battles and for other purposes.

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