Guj: Former BJP MP gets 2 years in jail in cheque bounce case

A court in GujaratsGandhinagar on Saturday sentenced a former BJP Lok Sabha MP totwo years in jail and fined him Rs 2.97 crore in a chequebouncing case.

Principal Senior Civil Judge DS Thakur at Kalol alsoordered that former Surendranagar MP Devji Fatepara will haveto undergo an additional jail term of three months if hefailed to pay Rs 2.97 crore from the fine amount of Rs2,97,10,000 to complainant Prabhatsinh Thakor, the latterslawyer Bhanu Patel informed.

Thakor approached court after Fateparas cheque of Rs1,48,50,00 bounced and the latter failed to reply to a noticesent in this regard, Patel said.

Fatepara had written the cheque to return money he hadtaken from Thakor in connection with a 2018 land deal thatfailed go materialise, he added.

Fatepara had won the 2014 general elections fromSurendranagar but the BJP denied him a ticket in 2019.

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