A metropolitan magistrate’s court in Mumbai acquitted Bollywood actor Preity Zinta in a cheque bouncing case filed by a script writer. “Zinta was acquitted in the case filed by script writer Abbas Tyrewala,” said her lawyer Hitesh Jain.
Tyrewala, who wrote the script for Zinta’s film Ishkq In Paris, had filed a complaint with a magistrate saying a a remuneration cheque of Rs 18.9 lakh given by her had bounced.
Jain said he argued in the court that Zinta gave the cheque to Tyrewala on the undertaking that he would not deposit it without informing her, a contention which was accepted by the magistrate, who acquitted her.
The complaint had been filed in 2013. According to this Hindustan Times report, Zinta’s advocate Neha Prashank confirmed that the court has held that it was a false case.
“Our defence was that on the date when we issued a cheque there was no liability on us for it. The work for which the cheque was issued was not done. Even further from the legal perspective also, he himself had not reflected the said transaction in his books of account. Basically the amount he had sought for was unaccounted," she said.
With inputs from PTI
First Published On : Mar 22, 2016 10:18 IST