Supreme Court upholds Monika Bedi’s conviction in fake passport case

November 9th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of gangster Abu Salem’s girlfriend actress Monika Bedi in the fake passport case.

The apex court bench rejected Monika’s appeal that she could not be convicted in India as it would amount to ‘double jeopardy’ since she had been convicted by the Portugal court for the same offence.

The apex court bench comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar passed the judgement, while dismissing Monika’s appeal challenging her conviction.

The Supreme Court, however, gave Monika Bedi some relief by reducing her sentence to period of jail term she had already undergone, which is two-and-half years.

The Hyderabad sessions court had earlier sentenced Monika Bedi to five years term, which was later reduced to three years by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Monika Bedi was caught in Portugal for travelling on a false passport to the name of Sana Malik Kamal. (ANI)

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