Bharat Shah

  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh June 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on Friday...
  • Ponty Chadha's death a big blow for 'Zilla Ghaziabad' November 21, 2012

    Mumbai: The death of liquor baron and film distributor Ponty Chadha is a major blow to Bollywood. Many movie producers and directors worked closely with Chadha in the past. At least 6-7 prominent filmmakers were in serious negotiations with Chadha over big-budget projects which would now have to seek a different...
  • Mumbai: more 'Adarshs', CRZ laws ineffective January 22, 2011

    Mumbai: The Adarsh society scam has now become a symbol for all that is wrong with the implementation of Coastal Regulatory Zone laws in Mumbai, and while activists have welcomed all the action on Adarsh-related corruption, they hope it won't end there. Environmentalist Debi Goenka said, "It is an example that...
  • Adarsh building not the only one in Mumbai January 19, 2011

    Mumbai: The Adarsh society scam has now become a symbol for all that is wrong with the implementation of Coastal regulation Zone (CRZ) laws in Mumbai, and while activists have welcomed all the action on Adarsh-related corruption, they hope it won't end there. Environmentalist Debi Goenka says, "It is an...
  • Film financier Bharat Shah arrested in Mumbai January 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Film financier Bharat Shah was arrested by Mumbai's Malabar Hill Police on Thursday. According to reports, a non-bailable warrant had been issued against Shah by a Silvasa court. Shah was convicted in 2003 of extortion and sentenced to a year in prison. He has also served a one-year...
  • Film body issues letter to Ram Gopal Varma September 5, 2008

    Mumbai: Following a complaint filed by Bollywood producer Bharat Shah against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for alleged breach of contract by him, Indian Motion Pictures Producer's Association (IMPPA) has sent a letter to Varma to explain his stand on the matter. "We have sent a letter Friday to Varma to explain...
  • MCOCA strengthened, fight against underworld hardens September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that police can tap phones of suspects and this recorded conversation can be used as evidence under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, better known by its acronym- MCOCA. Sections 14 to 17 of the MCOCA, which cover nearly one- third of the...
  • Tapped phone calls admissible as evidence: SC September 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that Maharashtra Police can use phone tap as evidence to prove in court the alleged links of suspects with gangsters. The court has upheld the admissibility of intercepted communication, including telephonic conversations, as evidence under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). A...
  • Film producer denied bail June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The Borrivelli Sessions Court rejected film producer and diamond dealer Bharat Shah’s bail plea after he had been sent on judicial custody for being arrested by the police for beating up a security guard in Mumbai’s Royal Palm Hotel on Thursday. The court ordered judicial custody for Shah...
  • Bharat Shah gets death threat again June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Top Bollywood financier and diamond merchant Bharat Shah has filed a police complaint claiming he had received threatening calls from a Dubai-based person. He has named some people specifically in the report, which was filed at the Malabar Hill police station. According to news agency PTI, a man named Shetty...