Arrest warrant against Sanjay Dutt issued

Mumbai, April 15

A magisterial court here issued a bailable arrest warrant against actor Sanjay Dutt on Saturday for not appearing before it to answer a complaint of criminal intimidation filed by producer Shakeel Noorani. Dutt, however, attributed his non-appearance before the court to a “communication lapse” between his counsel and those of Noorani and vowed to “rectify the situation.”  Dutt had abandoned midway in 2002 a film, ‘Jan ki Bazzi,’ which he was producing, said Noorani in his complaint, adding the actor did not even return the money already paid to him. Later, he started receiving threatening calls from some underworld figures who asked him to withdraw the case, the producer alleged. — PTI