New Delhi: A court in New Delhi has prosecuted TV actress Indu Verma for her involvement in the 1996 forgery case. The court has sentenced Verma to three years’ rigorous imprisonment.
Indu Verma, 42, has been indicted for four counts of criminal prosecution including forgery, cheating, impersonating, and the misappropriation of cheques. Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen has ordered Verma to pay Rs 20 lakhs to her previous employer, Thomas Cook India Private Limited.
In its order, the court said, “It is apparent that the convict has not only acted against the interests of an employer but also caused it loss to the tune of Rs 17.50 lakhs. The convict’s conduct does not deserve any leniency.”
The actress has been prosecuted for impersonating as Shivani Arora and purchasing jewellery worth an approx Rs 17.40 lakh from a shop between 6th September, 1996, and 3rd October, 1996, all accomplished with the usage of forged cheques from her previous employer.
Ms Verma’s sentence has been suspended for a month by the court via interim relief where she will be enabled to file her appeal. The court also asked her to furnish a bond of Rs. 20,000 with the same amount.