RBN Web Desk: Popular actress Shilpa Shetty, her sister Shamita Shetty, and their mother Sunanda Shetty have been dragged to court over alleged non-repayment of a loan amounting to ₹21 lakh. Parhad Amra, owner of an automobile agency, filed the case against Shilpa, Shamita, and Sunanda, claiming that they refused to repay a loan taken by Surendra Shetty in 2015. Surendra is the father of Shilpa and Shamita.
Amra, in his written complaint, claimed that Surendra had taken the loan in July 2015 at an annual interest of 18 percent. All payments were issued in cheques drawn in favour of Surendra’s firm Corgifts. While asking for the loan, Surendra had informed Amra that his wife and daughters were partners in the firm, the petitioner stated. Surendra, however, died on 11 October 2016 before repaying the loan. Shilpa, Shamita, and their mother since then have refused to repay him, Amra alleged.
Amra sent the first legal notice on 24 April, 2017. The Shettys, however, accused him of owing them money. Amra then lodged a written complaint with Juhu police. He then filed a private complaint before the Andheri metropolitan magistrate’s court under section 156 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on 26 October 2017.
Amra’s legal counsel Yusuf Iqbal informed the media that the case came up for hearing on 8 December 2018. However, none of the respondents and neither their lawyer, were present for the hearing. The court directed the police to inquire into the matter and submit a report. The matter, he said, will now be heard on 29 January.