Rajkumar Santoshi's team issues statement after being sentenced to 2 years in jail in cheque bouncing case

His statement stated that they will appeal against the magisterial court's judgement.

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The on-going saga surrounding director Rajkumar Santoshi in the cheque bounce case witnessed a huge development recently.

As known, the director was sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Jamnagar court. This sent quite a stir in the industry and an official statement from Santoshi and his team was awaited.

Now, the same has been provided as Santoshi's advocate, Mr. Binesh Patel provided one. His statement stated that they will appeal against the magisterial court's judgement. "First of all, the court has stayed its judgement for 30 days granted Mr.Santoshi bail after we sought time to appeal against the judgement at a higher forum," 

Patel said, adding, "The prosecution didn't produce any documentary evidence to prove that Mr. Santoshi had taken money at all. The prosecution itself has admitted that a third party had collected the said money from the complainant. In return the third party had provided altered eleven cheques of Rs.10 lakh each, which Mr. Santoshi was not aware of it. The magisterial court overlooked these facts and ruled against us. Therefore, on the ground of invalid and false claims, alterations happened in the cheques, the fact that the complainants do not want to present or call-in the said third party who had collected the money, about Mr.Santoshi does not know. So we shall appeal at a higher forum with the above highlighted points and even more."

Keep reading this space for further updates.

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