Tamil actor and politician Sarathkumar and his wife, actress and producer Radhika have been sentenced to a one-year jail term in a cheque bounce case.
A special court in Chennai, on Wednesday, sentenced both with one-year imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 5 crores in connection with the case.
Going by reports, the Radiance Media Private Ltd moved a petition alleging that Magic Frames company, in which Sarathkumar, Radhika and Listin Stephen are partners, had borrowed Rs 1.50 crore and issued two cheques.
Subsequently, Sarath had got a hand loan of Rs 50 lakh from Radiance Media and the actor had given five cheques for Rs 10 lakh each, in return. When the cheques were given for realisation, Radiance Media found that all the given cheques were bounced. Following this, the company filed a complaint against the actor couple.
Now, Sarathkumar and Radhika have moved to a special court seeking the suspension of the jail sentence.