Former BJP MP Devji Fatehpara has been sent to 2 years in prison in a case in which a cheque given by him was dishonoured. A case was filed against Devji Fatehpara in the year 2016 in which a cheque of Rs2 crore was returned for lack of funds by the bank.
The Kalol court also fined him Rs2.97 crore as fine in connection with the case. The case was filed by one Prabhatsinh Thakor, a resident of Thaltej in Ahmedabad. The cheque bounced on October 13, 2016.
What is the case against Devji Fatehpara?
Prabhatsinh Thakor and Devji Fatehpara were friends for a long time. Fatehpara decided to sell his farmland in Rajkot to Thakor for Rs1,48,50,000.
An agreement of sale was signed on April 25, 2014, and Thakor paid the money. Later due to some reason, the land could not be officially transferred and so Devji Fatehpara decided to return the amount.
He wrote Thakor a cheque from his bank account with State Bank of India’s SBI branch.
The cheque when deposited was returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. Thakor then dragged Fatehpara to court for dishonouring the cheque. The judge sent Fatehpara to two years of simple imprisonment and fined him Rs.2.97 crore. The money will be paid to Thakor.
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