Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj clarifies
Shilpa shetty’s husband Raj Kundra is in trouble for money laundering case.
As per reports published in Indian media captioned “ED quizzes Raj Kundra in Bitcoin case“ on 5th June.
The spokesperson of Raj Kundra released an official statement states that:
Mr Raj Kundra CMD of Viaan Industries Ltd was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate merely as a witness. An enquiry is underway by the concerned regulatory authorities and Mr Raj Kundra stands committed to extend all his cooperation to the law enforcement agency.
Commenting on the articles, Mr Raj Kundra, CMD said “I am terribly disappointed by the irresponsible reporting carried out by some sections of the media. Clarity on the issue should have been sought before carrying such headlines. The authorities, summoned me merely as a witness, as the accused Amit Bharadwaj happens to be an acquaintance and some introductions were made hence there is a certain protocol being followed by the agencies. Amit Bharadwaj was intending to buy a team in our poker league and got into a contract with us for the same. However, he was expelled on account of non-payment of fees and I was called as a witness in this connection. While we continuously strive to keep taking steps to improve our reputation, these type of unconfirmed, baseless, reports severely dent our market perception and erode investor sentiments”
He continued “Notwithstanding what has happened, at Viaan Industries, we shall continue to focus on growing our gaming and media vertical. We remain excited about the company’s future and strive to keep adding shareholder value”
As per media reports, Shilpa Shetty too might be questioned regarding the on going issue
Those who aren’t aware about the bitcoin scam.
Here’s what it is,
The Income Tax Department had recently sent notices to bitcoin users who were dealing in bitcoins worth Rs 1 crore or more daily. These names were also forwarded to ED and a probe into possible money laundering and fraud was initiated. It is learnt that many well-known names - especially those of Bollywood celebrities - may come up during investigations. Pune businessman Bharadwaj was arrested six months ago from the Delhi airport. He had allegedly flown away after duping over 8000 people under the Ponzi scheme. Pune Police had located him in Bangkok. He had duped people to invest in bitcoins for 18 months and promised them benefit at the return of 10 per cent. When people did not get back the promised money, they filed a complaint.
He he is not new to controversies and was previously involved in IPL betting scandal. He is serving a life ban from all cricket-related activities. In March, Kundra filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging the ban.
Rajasthan Royals, a franchise he co-owns, was also banned for two years and made a comeback in the recently-concluded IPL season.
(With Inputs From Ruchita Mishra)