Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted and sent to prison for a period of five years in 2013, for his involvement in the Fodder scam. Prasad was also slapped with a Rs 2.5 million fine. He was also convicted in 1998 in a disproportionate assets case
Actor Sanjay Dutt was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, for which he spent over 3 years in the Yerawada jail in Pune. In 2007, Sanjay Dutt got cleared by TADA court in the Mumbai blasts case, but was sentenced to imprisonment for illegal possession of arms. This went to and from in the same year with Dutt going in and out of jail. After serving his sentence from 2013, Dutt was released from jail in 2016.
Self-styled religious guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in two rape cases in 2017. Whereas the trial for the alleged murder of a reporter named Ram Chander Chhatrapati has yet to be heard in court. Ram Rahim went on to challenge both cases in October 2017.He also faces charges of ordering forced castrations for many of his followers but he has denied the same
Co-founder of Micromax technologies, Rajesh Agarwal was arrested in August 2013 for allegedly paying a Rs 30 lakh bribe to two officials of Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Actress Sonali Bendre was arrested for wearing a lemon yellow kurti that had religious utterances which hurt some people's feeling. She wore the kurti while on a photo-shoot for a magazine cover
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was caught on the law's wrong side a couple of times. He was convicted in a 2002 hit-and-run case and sentenced to five years of imprisonment on May 6, 2015. On May 8, the Bombay High Court suspended his 5-year sentence and granted him bail pending his appeal against conviction.
In April 2018, Salman was convicted by Jodhpur court in 1998 black buck hunting case and sentenced to five years in jail. The actor was released on bail after 2 days
Akshay Kumar was briefly arrested for indecent gestures in public. His wife Twinkle Khanna had unbuttoned his trousers in public during a Lakme Fashion week event. The matter died down in a matter of few days.
Samajwadi Party politician and national leader, Amar Singh, was arrested for his involvement in the cash for vote scandal. He was sent to the Tihar jail to serve out his term. However, the trail of cash surrounding this controversy could not be traced to Singh's account.
"Spiritual leader" Asaram Bapu was arrested and sent to jail on charges of sexual assault. Multiple women accused him of rape. He was sent to the Jodhpur Central Jail to serve his term of life imprisonment and is currently doing so. The godman has been part of many other controversies besides the above
John Abraham accidentally rammed into 2 people with his bike at Khar in 2006 and spent a brief period of time in jail for rash and negligent driving. He was granted bail and also had to pay a fine of Rs 20,000
Daler Mehndi was convicted and sentenced to two-year imprisonment in a human trafficking case by the Patiala court in Punjab. The case was registered in 2003 in Punjab against Mehndi, his brother Shamsher and other associates of the singer. Mehndi had stated that he would appeal to a higher court in the case.
Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his 20-year-old domestic servant. He spent a brief period of time at Mumbai's Arthur Road jail for the crime. Several case hearing have been held and even the servant was prosecuted on grounds of perjury. He was acquitted of all charges and then released on bail and the case was closed
Saif Ali Khan apparently hit an NRI businessman inside a Mumbai five-star hotel located in Colaba. He was out for a dinner with Kareena Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan. In 2018, Saif was
Congressman Suresh Kalmadi was arrested and sent to jail by the CBI for his role in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Scam, which resulted in an approximate loss of Rs Rs. 70000 Crores
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah was accused of murder, extortion and other crimes in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case that occurred in 2005. He was discharged in the year 2014
Subrata Roy, founder of Sahara India, has been imprisoned in the Tihar jail for his role in the Sahara scam
Actor Suniel Shetty was arrested in a cheque-bounce case, during his tenure as one of the directors of Hyundai India Telecom Limited. The case was filed in a local court in Chandigarh by a shop owner, Subash Gulati. Sunil Shetty was later granted bail.
Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of DMK chief Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi was arrested and sent to the Tihar jail for her role in the 2G scam. Kanimozhi claimed that she hold only 20 per cent of stake in the company and is not involved in any financial aspects. She was acquitted along with 19 others by a special CBI court in 2017.
Fardeen Khan came was allegedly caught while trying to purchase cocaine. Khan's case fell under Section 27 of NDPS Act. Fardeen Khan was let off in the case in 2012 after he also underwent a detoxification programme. The alleged drug peddlers who supplied Fardeen with the substance were acquitted by the (NDPS) Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
A host of celebrities from politicians to personalities from the entertainment business have got into trouble with the law. From unbuttoning pants in public to murder, rape and extortion, we look at famous people and their brush with the law
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