Producer Prernaa Arora sentenced to six months imprisonment for contempt of court
Padman producer Prernaa Arora gets 6 months jail, after failing to pay creditors due
Bollywood producer Prernaa Arora of ‘Padman’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ fame has been sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment as she was unable to pay the creditors. She has been held guilty for ‘aggravated’ contempt of court by Bombay High Court.
As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Arora was ordered by the court to repay her creditors. Last November, the producer had given the court an undertaking that she would repay 1 crore of 3 crore settlement, however, she failed to do so. Following which the court sentenced her six months of jail for aggravated contempt of court.
Justice GS Kulkarni said, “Arora neither has any regard for the process of law nor for the orders of the court and consistently undermines the authority of the court.”
Arora was originally asked to surrender at the Azad Maidan police station in Mumbai before March 2 to serve the prison term. However, she appealed to against the order before a division bench of the Bombay High Court, following which the court moved the date to 23 March.
Reports also suggest that the judge has issued a non-bailable warrant for her arrest and directed the police to execute the warrant if she fails to surrender.
Now Prerna’s lawyer has issued a statement to DNA and added that the news report is false and she has received more time from the High Court and hence does not need to surrender on March 2, 2020.
Adv. Sunny Punamiya said, “Prerna Arora has every intention of complying with the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay and holds the Hon’ble Court in highest regard and respect having utmost faith in the judiciary. My client, Prerna Arora has also deposited a Demand Draft of Rs. 15 Lakh and an unencumbered property valued at Rs. 50-60 Lakh. Contrary to the false reports published in the media, Prerna Arora has been given time by the Hon’ble High Court in order to clear the balance payment and does not need to surrender on 02.03.2020. She has every intention of complying with the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay and holds the Hon’ble Court in highest regard and respect having utmost faith in the judiciary. This is very clearly an intent to tarnish the image & reputation of my client.”
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