By IANS, Jaipur : A Jaipur court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Bollywood playback singer Vinod Rathore over the bouncing of a cheque given by him to an educational trust here.
The court, which had summoned Rathore on Feb 28, issued the warrant Monday after the singer failed to turn up.
In 2005, Rathore had taken a loan of Rs.200,000 from one of the trustees of the Kushal education Trust.
“He issued a cheque for this amount but it was not entertained by the bank on the scheduled date due to lack of adequate deposit in the bank,” Rajesh Maharishi, lawyer of the trust, told IANS Tuesday.
“The court now has issued an arrest warrant against him under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act and has fixed Aug 17 as the next date of hearing,” he said.
A person found guilty under the Act can be sentenced to a maximum of two years imprisonment, or a fine that may equal double the payable amount, or both.