Bollywood actress Koena Mitra has been convicted in a cheque bouncing case by a metropolitan magistrate's court in July. As per the reports of Mumbai Mirror, the complaint was filed by model Poonam Sethi.
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, July 22: Bollywood actress Koena Mitra has been convicted in a cheque bouncing case by a metropolitan magistrate's court in July. As per the reports of Mumbai Mirror, the complaint was filed by model Poonam Sethi. The report further stated that Koena was asked to pay Rs 4.64 lakh which also included the interest of Rs 1.64 lakh.
According to the reports, Koena has denied the allegations and she would be challenging the verdict soon. As per the reports, Andheri Metropolitan Court Magistrate Ketaki Chavan has rejected most of the statements raised by Koena.
Koena, reacting to it, told Mumbai Mirror, ''The case is totally false and I have been framed in the matter."
According to the reports, the court observed, ''Furthermore, in the present matter, said cheque is not dishonoured on the count of ‘payment stopped by drawer’. It is dishonoured on the count of ‘funds insufficient’. If at all, it is presumed that complainant took the cheques from the accused’s house, which was blank and misused them, then the option of stopping the payment was very well available with the accused. But she did not do anything like this. Thus, the conduct of accused prior and subsequent to the dishonoured of said cheque constrained me to hold that this defence is an afterthought and taken only to evade the liability.”