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Rajpal Yadav’s plea to drop court order rejected

The Delhi High Court on Friday confirmed its earlier order sentencing Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav to 10 days in jail for misleading the court in a case against him and his wife by a businessman for debt recovery.

“No ground is made out for recall of the order dated December 3, 2013…” Justice S. Muralidhar said, while allowing Yadav to file an appeal before a division bench. The court also suspended his sentence for three days to allow him to do so.

The court also ordered Yadav to surrender his passport and remain in Delhi.

The court took exception to an affidavit Yadav had filed on December 2, which allegedly included false information and contained forged signatures of his wife, and jailed him for 10 days for contempt of court. The court also directed his wife be kept in the office of the Registrar General until the rising of the court.

The court was hearing a case against Yadav for concealing facts about a Rs50 million (Dh2.9 million) recovery suit filed against him and his wife Radha by a Delhi-based entrepreneur.

M.G. Agarwal filed a case against them in the high court for failing to repay a loan of Rs50 million, which the actor took in 2010 to make Hindi film Ata Pata Laapata.