Actor turn-politician Jaya Prada has been found guilty by a court in Chennai and has been sentenced to six-months in prison and imposed a fine of Rs.50000.
This ruling came in response to allegations of failing to pay the Employees State Insurance (ESI) funds for the workers employed at a cinema theatre she owned in the city. The decision was reached following a formal complaint lodged by the theatre workers who asserted that Jaya Prada had neglected to fulfil their ESI financial obligations.
Several years ago, Jaya Prada and her associates were proprietors of a cinema hall situated in Chennai. Unfortunately, due to substantial losses incurred, they were compelled to cease its operations. The staff members who had been employed at this cinema instituted a legal case against the partners, citing their failure to reimburse the ESI funds that had been deducted from their salaries.
According to reports, Jaya had admitted to the charges levelled against her and had promised to clear her dues while also seeking a dismissal of the case. However, her appeal was refused by the court, and instead, she was imposed with six months imprisonment and a fine.