Sarath Kumar, Radhikaa sentenced to one-year RI
Samathuva Makkal Katchi chief Sarath Kumar and his spouse Radhikaa Sarath Kumar have been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment in reference to cheque bounce instances.
The Additional Special Court for trial of instances associated to MPs and MLAs additionally directed them to a pay wonderful working into crores of rupees.
Mr. Sarathkumar, Ms. Radhikaa and Mr. Listin Stephen are the companions of Magic Frames firm which had borrowed ₹1.5 crore from Radiance Media Private Ltd, a movie financing firm, in 2014. They had issued two cheques to repay the mortgage.
Apart from this Mr. Sarathkumar had additionally borrowed ₹50 lakh and issued 5 cheques. However, since all of the cheques issued to the agency have been dishonoured, Radiance Media filed a petition earlier than the quick monitor court docket, Saidapet.
Though the actors approached the Madras High Court in search of respite in May 2019, the court docket declined to quash the prison proceedings. Besides, the quick monitor court docket in Saidapet was additionally directed to full the trial inside six months. Meanwhile, the case was transferred to the Special Court for MP/MLAs in Chennai. On Wednesday, when the case got here up for listening to, Judge N Alicia sentenced the three to rigorous imprisonment for a yr and imposed the wonderful.
Mr. Sarathkumar and Ms. Radhikaa have moved a particular court docket in search of suspension of the sentence.