THE TIMES OF INDIA (April 16, 2017)

Actor Sanjay Dutt's non-appearance on the sets of  'Jaan Ki Baazi' had led to a case against him in 2013 and on Saturday, his non-appearance in court resulted in a bailable warrant.

A metropolitan magistrate in Andheri had issued summons to Dutt to appear before it in a private complaint filed by film producer Shakeel Noorani in 2013. Noorani's lawyer Neeraj Gupta made a plea for issuance of non-bailable warrant against him on Saturday. Gupta contended that after his release from prison last February, Dutt did not appear in court on the “last four dates“. The magistrate then issued a bailable warrant and posted the matter for hearing on August 29.

Noorani has alleged that he received threats from the underworld at Dutt's behest. His case is that while Dutt took a signing amount of Rs 50 lakh, he completed only two days of shooting and never appear after that.
Dutt's spokesperson said, “This case has been going on since a long time and the present situation has arisen because of a communication lapse between our lawyers and us. We respect the urgency shown by the court regarding our attendance and we would take immediate measure to rectify the situation.“