Actor Raghuvir Yadav was released on Monday after depositing Rs 2.5 lakh with the Bandra Family Court’s treasury towards the unpaid alimony to his estranged wife.
He was arrested last week for failing to pay alimony to his former wife and ignoring repeated summons by the court.
“Yadav paid a demand draft of Rs 2.5 lakh in favour of the court and subsequently he was released”, said his wife’s lawyer Sumangala Biradar.
Biradar further added that Purnima, his wife, could withdraw the money from the court whenever she wanted.
Raghuvir and Purnima had got married in 1988 but were separated in 1996.
The court had directed him to pay alimony of Rs 20,000, which was later brought down to Rs 10,000 by the high court.
Purnima had approached the court in 2002 alleging that Yadav had failed to pay the maintenance. According to Purnima’s lawyer there are arrears of Rs 4.5 lakh.
The family court in September had issued a warrant against Yadav after he failed to appear before the court despite sending repeated summons.
Yadav, on Saturday, had told the court that since he was facing financial crunch and he could pay only Rs 20,000. However the court remanded him to judicial custody until Monday.
On Friday, Yadav and his friend Roshini Achreja boarded Rajdhani train from Mumbai Central station.
Purnima, who was also in the train, spotted Yadav and informed the Mumbai Central GRP who detained him and handed him over to the Dindoshi police. The Dindoshi police, in December 2009, had told the court that Yadav was untraceable.
Yadav is known for the television serial Mungeri Lal ke Haseen Sapne.