Veteran Dilip Kumar has been acquitted in the 18-year old cheque bounce case, for which he was required to be present at the court. Due to his health condition, the thespian was granted exemption from being present at the court.
Kumar’s wife Saira Banu revealed on Twitter about an 18-year-old-case involving her husband. Earlier, in a series of tweets she said the hearing will take place today (February 23). The veteran actress sought support and prayers from the fans of the legendary actor who has not been in the best of health lately.
A cement company had filed the case in 1998 against the 94-year-old actor and three other people who were then directors of a trading firm. While Dilip Kumar was only the honorary chairman of Geekay Exim India Limited, the case was filed against him. However, this was the last case to have been pending against the actor in this regard.
It was alleged that the cement company had invested around Rs. 1 crore in the trading company where the actor was one of the directors. When the cement company sought repayment, the trading company had agreed to repay and issued cheques. All the cheques had bounced.
A magistrate’s court acquitted Kumar and one more director holding that the complainant failed to prove that they were active participants in the day-to-day affairs of the trading company.
Saira Banu married Dilip Kumar in the year 1966 and has always been seen beside him ever since. The legendary actor was bestowed with the Padma Vibhushan Award recently.