Mumbai, June 6 — The Bandra family court on Saturday remanded actor Raghuvir Yadav into judicial custody till June 7. He was arrested on Friday in connection with an alimony case lodged against him by his estranged wife, Purnima.
Yadav is best known for his role in the television serial Mungeri Lal ke Haseen Sapne. Raghuvir and Purnima married in 1988 but were separated in 1996.
The court directed him to pay alimony of Rs 20,000, which was later brought down to Rs 10,000 by the high court. Purnima later approached the court in 2002 alleging that Raghuvir had failed to pay maintenance.
Purnima’s lawyer Sumangala Biradar said there are arrears amounting to Rs 4.5 lakh. The family court in September issued an arrest warrant against Raghuvir after he failed to appear before the court despite repeated summons.
Raghuvir, on Saturday, told the court that since he is facing a financial crunch he can pay only Rs 20,000 of the arrears. The court remanded him to judicial custody.
“Now Raghuvir will have to pay at least 50 per cent of the arrears to be released from jail,” said Biradar. On Friday, Raghuvir and his friend Roshini Achreja boarded the Rajdhani Express from Mumbai Central station.
Purnima, who was also on the same train, spotted Raghuvir and informed the Mumbai Central GRP who detained him and handed him to the Dindoshi police.