Ahead of the Lok Sabha election, one politician or the other finds himself/herself in soup. At a time when news of Mohan Babu’s jail term spread like wildfire, the actor-turned-politician rubbished the news.
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Errum Manzil court had ordered one year jail term for actor-producer Mohan Babu in the cheque bounce case of 2010. However, Mohan Babu took to Twitter to claim that the news was false.
In his tweet, he wrote, "Just heard about the false news propaganda by a few TV networks. Much to their disappointment, I am at my home in Hyderabad."
Just heard about the false news propaganda by a few TV networks. Much to their disappointment, I am at my home in Hyderabad.— Mohan Babu M (@themohanbabu) April 2, 2019
Reports said that Mohan Babu had been convicted in the cheque bounce case and the court had directed him to make the payment of Rs 41.75 lakh towards the defaulted amount.
Reports also said the court had also found his Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures guilty and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000.
The controversy emerged after Mohan Babu recently joined YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh.
Social media users are under the impression that the cheque bounce case verdict is a result of him joining the political party.
In 2010, noted Tollywood director YVS Chowdary filed the case. The case pertains to a Rs 40.50 lakh cheque that was issued by Babu to Chowdary.
Babu had paid as much as Rs 1.10 crore in different instalments before he failed to make the payment of Rs 40.75 lakh.
Despite several promises, Babu allegedly failed to pay the amount forcing Chowdary to seek legal help. Chowdary had tried approaching other film forums but found no relief on the issue.
According to reports, the court has now delivered its verdict in favour of Chowdary. The court has also granted bail to Babu on production of sureties. He has 30 days time to appeal before a higher court, say reports.
It was just days back that Babu and his son Manchu Manoj joined the YSR Congress Party.
Babu was a member of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) until 2002. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, several parties have chosen different ships to sail from. Actor couple Jeevitha-Rajasekhar joined the YSR Congress. Other actors like Jayasudha, comedian Ali, late Dasari Narayana Rao’s son Dasari Arun had taken the YSRCP membership.
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Last Updated Apr 2, 2019, 7:41 PM IST