Veteran actress Jayaprada sentenced to 6 months in jail
Published on Aug 11, 2023 6:02 pm IST

Veteran actress and politician Jayaprada has received a huge jolt from the Egmore Court in Chennai. The yesteryear diva has been sentenced to 6 months in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 in connection with a case that dates back to several years. Along with Jayaprada, her business partners Ram Kumar and Raja Babu are also sentenced to 6 months imprisonment along with Rs 5,000 fine.

Going into the details, Jayaprada and her business partners owned a movie theater in Rayapeta in Chennai. However, they had shut down the theater a few years ago as it was making losses. But they failed to repay the ESI amount which they had deducted from the theater staff’s salaries. The staff then moved the Egmore Court against Jayaprada, her business partners and also the State Insurance Corporation for not clearing their ESI dues.

The Labour Government Insurance Corporation in turn filed a case against Jayaprada, Ram Kumar and Raja Babu at the Egmore Magistrate Court in Chennai which led to their sentencing. Even though Jayaprada had submitted to the court that she will clear all the dues to the theater staff and appealed to the court to dismiss the case, the court has turned down her appeal and sentenced her to 6 months in jail along with a fine of Rs 5,000.

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