MUMBAI: Bombay High court asked the local police to ‘have a sense of humour’ as it granted anticipatory bail to Bollywood producer Sanjay Gupta, who was booked by the police in a case of cheating a forgery for ‘copying the letterhead of Mumbai Police Commissioner’.
Justice AV Nirgude, while hearing the bail application on Wednesday, observed that the police were ‘over enthusiastic in registering the case for a mere innovative invitation. “Have you (police) lost your sense of humour? The accused has not issued the invitation with an intention to cause loss or cheat someone,” Justice AV Nirgude said.
Sanjay Gupta, Balaji Motion Pictures and Glamsham.com were booked under various sections of the IPC for forging letterhead of the city Police Commissioner in the media invites sent out by them for a press conference last week. Gupta had approached the high court after the sessions court rejected his anticipatory bail on March 5.
The bail has been granted against a bond of Rs 10,000 however, Gupta has been directed to send an apology to the commissioner of police and withdraw the invitation from websites. “As it is not in good taste you (Gupta) should apologies. You should not have used the Mumbai police seal and the Ashoka emblem in the invitation,” the court said. (