The ‘Raymond’ man Vijaypat Singhania has gone from riches to rags
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The ‘Raymond’ man Vijaypat Singhania has gone from riches to rags

One of India’s richest men, the founder of a brand Indians have long associated with fine clothing, has now been reduced to a life of financial struggle with his own son. Dr. Vijaypat Singhania, the ‘Raymond’ man, has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that he was not given the possession of a duplex in the upscale 36-storey JK House on Malabar Hill. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, he was not given the possession despite repeated reminders to the owner of JK House -Raymond Ltd. Singhania handed over Raymond Ltd to his son Gautam, who he now says treats the redeveloped JK House as his “personal fiefdom”. Four duplexes in JK House were handed over to a Raymond subsidiary, Pashmina Holdings before the company decided to redevelop it 2007. According to the deal, Vijaypat and Gautam, Veenadevi, the widowed wife of Vijaypat's brother Ajaypat Singhania, and her sons Anant and Akshaypat would get 5,185 sq ft each in the redeveloped building on a payment of Rs 9,000 per sq ft. While Veenadevi and Anant have filed a joint petition, Akshaypat has filed a separate petition in the Bombay High Court, laying claims to their share. Vijaypat has accused son Gautam of “high-handed conduct” and said two Raymond employees, Jitender Agarwal and RK Ganeriwala, who handled documents for him have gone missing with no access to documents. His complaint hinted that this was all orchestrated by Gautam. According to Senior Advocate Dinyar Madon, who is representing Vijaypat along with law firm Bachubhai Munim and Co, Gautam is squeezing him "out of everything”. "All his perks - like a car and a driver -- have been taken away,” he said. It is sad that a man who dressed Indian males to become 'The Complete Man' for over two decades, has been reduced to such a disappointing state.
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Salman Khan appears before Jodhpur court, signs Rs 20,000 bail bond
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Salman Khan appears before Jodhpur court, signs Rs 20,000 bail bond

Salman Khan appeared at the Jodhpur sessions court to sign a bail bond of Rs 20,000 in the 19 year old Illegal Arms Act Case against him. The Tiger Zinda Hai actor appeared before the Jodhpur district court at around 12.45pm and quickly left after signing the bail bond. The court has given the next hearing date of October 5. “At the last hearing, the court wanted Salman to appear before the court and sign the bail bond today, which he has done. Now for the next hearing which is on 5th October, Salman Khan is not required to be present for that hearing,” Salman Khan’s lawyer Hastimal Saraswat told indianexpress.com. In January this year, the Chief Judicial Magistrate court had acquitted Salman Khan in the 19 year old Illegal Arms Act case against him on the benefit of doubt. However, the Rajasthan government appealed against his acquittal in March for which he appeared today in the court. He signed the bail bond and deposited the sum of Rs 20,000. The case was registered against Salman Khan on the charges of illegal weapons he used to kill two black bucks (Chinkara) while he was shooting for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. Salman Khan recently returned from Morocco where he was shooting for his next Tiger Zinda Hai with Katrina Kaif.
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Baahubali fame Scarlett Wilson slaps actor Umakant Rai for vulgar gestures on a film’s set
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Baahubali fame Scarlett Wilson slaps actor Umakant Rai for vulgar gestures on a film’s set

British model-actor Scarlett Wilson, best remembered for sharing screen space with Prabhas in Baahubali: The Beginning song “Manohari”, showed why it takes some real sass to give back to those who try to take advantage of you. The star apparently lashed out at a fellow actor for making unwanted advances at her, and passing vulgar gestures. According to a report in News Nation, Scarlett slapped a man on the sets of her upcoming film titled Hansa – Ek Sanyog. As per the report, Scarlett was shooting for an item song for the film when actor Umakant Rai began making lewd gestures towards her. Scarlett lost her cool when he tried to touch her hair. And just when you thought the incident would’ve been forgotten like any other episode on a film’s set, Scarlett instead hit Umakant and made sure the shoot was stopped and ultimately stormed out of the sets. The crew members later confirmed the incident and said Umakant was even thrown out of the sets. News Nation even reported that producer Suresh Sharma will be filing a complaint with the Film Federation of India seeking an apology from Umakant. If he doesn’t budge, his acting license will be cancelled.
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Bank staffer and friend held for fraud in Hyderabad
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Bank staffer and friend held for fraud in Hyderabad

Cyberabad police on Tuesday arrested an employee of ING Vysya Bank and his associate in connection with a fraud, in which they diverted Rs 31.6 crore abroad. The arrested persons are Durgaprasad, an employee of ING Vysya Bank and Dharani Saikiran, an agent at the commercial tax office and banks. Chandanagar inspector N. Tirupathi Rao said the suspects created fake rental agreements by forging the signatures of original owners and obtained VAT and Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) certificates, and using these certificates, they opened three current accounts at the HDFC Bank’s Chandanagar branch in the names of three fake firms and facilitated Mahendar Khatri to transfer funds abroad. While the two suspects were arrested by police the main accused was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate.
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El Dorado Hills medical device company executive pleads guilty to tax evasion
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El Dorado Hills medical device company executive pleads guilty to tax evasion

An El Dorado Hills medical device company executive pleaded guilty to tax evasion, after failing to pay taxes for three years despite having income of more than $2 million during that period.

Briant Benson, 59, didn’t file tax returns or pay taxes from 2004 through 2006, according to federal prosecutors. At the time, he was CEO of several medical device companies, according to documents filed in federal court.

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