The Bombay High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on an appeal filed by Bollywood filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, seeking refund of money recovered from two people who defrauded him in 2011 by the probe agency. A bench of Justice RG Awachat, hearing the matter, issued notice to the CBI seeking its response and adjourned the matter for four weeks.
In 2011, two persons posing as CBI officers “threatened” to issue arrest warrants against the filmmaker, his actor-son Hrithik Roshan and other family members in a payment case related to his home production ‘Kites’ Was given
The thugs, who by this time had duped many people by posing as CBI officers, also extorted Rs 50 lakh from the 73-year-old producer-director on the pretext of helping him file a civil complaint case against the Roshan family. . ,
During the investigation, the CBI recovered documents of 21 immovable properties and an amount of Rs 2.94 crore from the duo, including Rs 50 lakh allegedly belonging to Roshan. In October 2012, Rakesh Roshan filed an application for refund of his amount. On 9 November 2012, a special CBI court partially accepted his application and allowed the return of Rs 30 lakh.
Later, the filmmaker filed another application before the special court seeking refund of the balance amount of Rs 20 lakh. However, the court dismissed his plea in December 2021. The filmmaker then moved the High Court against the special court’s order.
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