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Bombay HC dismisses Remo’s anticipatory bail plea

Remo D’souza

Remo D’souza   | Photo Credit: STR

Warrant hasn’t reached Mumbai Police, it said

The Bombay High Court has dismissed a pre-arrest bail plea of Bollywood choreographer Remo D’souza in a cheating case.

It said the non-bailable warrant issued against him by a Uttar Pradesh court has yet to reach the Mumbai Police, and no action was being initiated against him at this stage.

On October 23, a magistrate court in Ghaziabad issued a non-bailable warrant against Mr. D’souza after he failed to appear before it despite summons issued in the past.

Mr. D’souza approached the HC earlier this week seeking interim relief from arrest, so that he can approach the U.P. court and seek cancellation of the warrant. His petition was heard on Wednesday by a Vacation Bench of Justice K.K. Tated.

Additional public prosecutor Jayesh Yagnik told the court that the Amboli police station had not yet received the warrant. Hence, at this stage, there is no question of taking any action against Mr. D’souza, he said. Justice Tated accepted the statement and dismissed the petition.

Businessman Satyendra Tyagi in 2016 filed a case against Mr. D’souza at the Sihani Gate police station in Ghaziabad, claiming that the choreographer cheated him to the tune of ₹5 crore.

He claimed Mr. D’souza took ₹5 crore from him to invest in a movie, Amar...Must Die, and promised to return double the money after the film’s release.

However Mr. D’souza allegedly refused to return the money and roped in a gangster to threaten Mr. Tyagi.

The trial is on before a magistrate court in Ghaziabad.

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