Actor Rajpal Yadav was today sentenced to six months in jail by Karkardooma Court in a recovery suit. The court had sentenced the actor-comedian, convicted of failing to repay a a loan of Rs 5 crore, to six months jail. The actor had taken the loan in 2010 for his directorial debut, ‘Ata Pata Lapta’ from a Delhi businessman in 2010 for making the film. The film was released in 2012, but the actor did not repay his loan.

Rajpal was summoned by the court at various occasions. He was also sent to 10 days judicial custody in the case.

He was later granted bail in the case on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000. He was also slapped a fine of Rs 11.2 crore. As Yadav was convicted in seven case of bouncing cheques, he will have to pay a fine of Rs 1.6 crore for each case. (Also Read: Rajpal Yadav to serve jail term in Tihar)

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Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora, however, showed leniency to the actor’s wife Radha Yadav, asking her to pay a fine of Rs 10 lakh.

Rajpal Yadav said that he will appeal in a higher court against his sentence. “I respect the court’s judgement. I will appeal in the higher court,” he said.