Shocking News: Actress Koena Mitra Could Face Six Months Jail Time

Imran Asif Fazal |Jul 22, 2019

The actress has been convicted by lower court in a cheque bouncing case and has been sentenced to six months in jail.

In shocking news, actress Koena Mitra was found guilty in a cheque bouncing case filed by a model in 2013. Poonam Sethi, the complainant filed a case alleging that Koena Mitra borrowed Rs 22 Lakh from her over a period of time but failed to return the money.

Andheri Metropolitan Court magistrate Ketaki Chavan found Koena Mitra guilty of dishonoring the cheque of Rs 3 Lakh and sentenced her to six months of simple imprisonment. The magistrate also directed the actress to pay a compensation of Rs 4.64 Lakh.

On October 10, 2013, Sethi proceeded to file a case under Negotiable Instruments Act. Mitra pleaded not guilty before the court and demanded a fair trial in the case. The actress through her lawyer alleged that Sethi ran an illegal money lending business and claimed that the model was a small time model who could not have given Rs 22 Lakh to the actress.

After hearing the case over the years, the Andheri court dismissed the arguments of defense lawyer for Koena Mitra and observed, "Merely because she (Sethi) did not enter into any service contract with production houses for modelling or in 2012-13 she was doing 'small type' of modelling as compared to the accused, who was allegedly a well-known film artist even prior to 2012-13, will not affect the capacity of Poonam to advance such friendly loan to the accused."

The magistrate further noted that if Koena Mitra fails to repay the compensation to Sethi, she will have to undergo further three months of imprisonment.

The actress has acted in films like Musafir, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena and Apna Sapna Money Money. Koena Mitra was recently in news for slamming Nora Fatehi's remix version of O Saki Saki. She was criticized earlier for undergoing plastic surgery to redo her face features. So far the actress has failed to gain any major projects in the Bollywood. Sources claim that her plastic surgery could be the reason behind her downfall in the industry.


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