Police arrest Bollywood music director who had 11 non-bailable warrants against him

Police arrest Bollywood music director who had 11 non-bailable warrants against him 1
Tabun Sutradhar dishonoured 11 cheques which he had issued to repay money borrowed from the victim under the pretext of making a film with well-known Bollywood celebrities (Representational Image)

Mumbai Police has arrested a renowned Bollywood producer-cum-music director who had 11 non-bailable warrants issued against him in cheque bounce-related cases.

The accused, Tabun Sutradhar, had been evading arrest since long.

The 65-year-old, who has worked predominantly in Bollywood, was traced to an apartment in Manju Tower at Lokhandwala Complex in Oshiwara on Tuesday and subsequently arrested.

According to Oshiwara police, a man had lodged 11 individual complaints against Sutradhar in Bandra court, alleging cheques issued to him by the producer were dishonoured due to insufficient funds in his bank account.

The court, acting on the complaints, issued 11 non-bailable warrants against Sutradhar over a period of one year.

Per section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, dishonouring a cheque is a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment up to two years or with a monetary penalty or with both.

Sutradhar had reportedly borrowed a huge sum from the victim under the pretext of making a film with well-known Bollywood celebrities. But he never made the film and later stopped meeting or taking calls of the victim.

In a bid to settle the payments, the music director issued multiple cheques to the complainant. The victim finally approached the court after all the cheques bounced.

It took some time to trace the accused as he had given multiple addresses to the complainant. However, he was finally arrested earlier this week and produced before the court, which sent him to judicial custody.

Sutradhar has worked either as a music director or producer in Hindi films like ‘Aamras’, ‘Khanna & Iyer’ and ‘Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha’.

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