Two days after languishing in jail, actor and theatre artist Raghubir Yadav, arrested in connection with an alimony case lodged by his estranged wife, was today released after he paid half of the arrears.
Raghubir, against whom a warrant had been issued by the court in September last for failing to appear before it despite regular summons, was arrested on Friday night at the Mumbai Central railway station.
His wife, Purnima had approached the court in 2002 after the actor failed to pay maintenance for four years.
The duo tied the knot in 1988 but got divorced in 1996. "Raghubir was directed to pay alimony of Rs 20,000 per month, which was later brought down to Rs 10,000. Till date, he had not paid a single paisa to Purnima. There are arrears of Rs 4.5 lakh," Purnima's lawyer Sumangal Biradar said.
Raghubir was today produced before the Bandra family court where he paid half of the Rs 4.5 lakh arrears and gave an undertaking that he would pay the remaining amount on June 14.
Raghubir, who has been evading arrest since September last, was sent to the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai on Saturday after he failed to pay at least half of the arrears.
Raghubir has acted in several movies like 'Delhi 6', 'Firaaq' and 'Darna Mana Hai' and also television serials and theatre productions.