Three persons,including an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and a senior inspector,were summoned by a court Saturday for allegedly forcing a film director to sell his house to settle dues owed by him to a financier in 2007.
Complainant Vishal Bhandari,39,of Pashan,said there was a dispute between him and financier Ameya Joshi over money paid for making Marathi film Bagh Haath Dakhvun,released in July 2006. Joshi contributed Rs 13 lakh,much less than what he promised. When the film did well,he demanded his money. I returned the amount and only a few thousands were remaining, Bhandari said.
ACP Babar and inspector Suryavanshi allegedly acted on behalf of Joshi and purportedly detained Bhandari. According to the complaint,on June 23,2007,the then ACP (Vishrambaug Division) Pradeep Babar summoned Bhandari and allegedly forced him to hand over four signed cheques and made him sign on a stamp paper asking him to hand over Rs 17 lakh to Joshi. On November 5,2007,senior inspector Sheshrao Suryavanshi of Chatushrungi allegedly forced Bhandari to sell his flat for Rs 32.5 lakh to repay Joshi.
Bhandari moved the HC,which ordered the zonal DCP to register an FIR.
On October 13,2010,an FIR was registered under relevant sections of the IPC against the three.
Later,a criminal case was registered against them.
They will have to appear before the court on
June 28 .’