The resident had claimed that he came to know about the accused’s arrest in March 2018, and realised that he also had been cheated. He claimed that he had paid Rs 5.12 crore to the accused for a property in Mussoorie but it was not transferred to him.
Mukerjea recently wrote to a Patiala House court in Delhi, seeking grant of pardon as an accused. The court last month directed that she should be produced before it through video-conferencing on February 7 as she is lodged in a women’s jail in Byculla in Mumbai, facing trial for the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.
The accused had sought to “amicably resolve” the cases by paying penalty with interest and costs, stating that the cost in conducting the prosecution, including the time and energy, is higher than the subject matter of the complaints.
Parliament had passed the 124th Constitution (Amendment) Bill, providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for EWS in general category. A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Bill.
The accused had submitted a false death certificate through his family member before a special court in Mumbai. The incident came to light after a policeman, who suspected the claim of death, went to the accused’s hometown to verify it.
While sentencing Hatim Pardawala to one year in prison, the trial court had said it was sending out a “good message” to act as a deterrent since the allegations were that of assaulting a public servant.
The court said that while the screenwriter has submitted before the court that after she read about the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment in October last year, she gathered the courage to report about the incident, it added that she had not lodged the report immediately after the incident due to “her own benefit”.