Raj Kundra Might be Declared Innocent in the Rs. 2000 Crore Bitcoin Scam
Just a week back, Businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, had to appear before the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) Ballard Estate office on Tuesday for almost 8 hours to record his statement in a money-laundering investigation into the Rs 2,000-crore cryptocurrency ponzi scheme case.
According to the latest report by TOI, the cyber cell officials of the Pune police are yet to find any concrete evidence against him.
“The inquiry against Kundra is at a preliminary stage and the question of his name being mentioned in the supplementary chargesheet does not arise. So far, we have not come across any concrete evidence against him.”
Soon after the eight-hour-long interrogation, names of many other celebrities involved in the scam were also thrown up including Sunny Leone, Prachi Desai, Aarti Chhabria, Sonal Chauhan, Karishma Tanna, Zareen Khan, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi, and Nargis Fakhri.
Around 8,000 investors are said to have lost around Rs 2,000 crore to the scam, purportedly the largest in India involving cryptocurrencies, allegedly run as a multi-level marketing scheme by Amit Bhardwaj, the founder of BTC-based investment website GainBitcoin. Bhardwaj had allegedly lured investors by promising them handsome returns. He would allegedly promise 10 percent returns for investing one bitcoin but did not keep his word.
Amit is currently in custody of the Kolkata police in connection to a case registered there. The rest are lodged in Yerawada jail.
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