ED may grill porn star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, Shilpa Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi, Nargis Fakhri etc in Rs 2000 cr Bitcoin scam

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ED may grill porn star-turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, Shilpa Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi, Nargis Fakhri etc in Rs2000 crore Bitcoin scam
ED may grill porn star-turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, Shilpa Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi, Nargis Fakhri etc in Rs2000 crore Bitcoin scam

The names of many Bollywood stars have also come up during the interrogation of Shilpa Shetty’s businessman husband Raj Kundra by the Enforcement Directorate

The Hush Post: The names of several Bollywood celebrities have cropped up in the questioning of businessman and actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged Rs 2000 crore Bitcoin scam. Now, the agency may grill several Bollywood celebrities including porn star-turned Hindi film actress Sunny Leone, Shilpa Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi, Nargis Fakhri and many others.

The ED grilled Raj Kundra for over eight hours in the alleged Bitcoin scam and the sources said the ED has quizzed the businessman about other people he had involved to promote Bitcoin, a report said on Wednesday.

During Kundra’s questioning by the ED, the names of several Bollywood celebrities have cropped up. These celebrities include Sunny Leone, Prachi Desai, Aarti Chabria, Sonal Chauhan, Karishma Tanna, Zareen Khan, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi and Nargis Fakhri. The ED may also grill Kundra’s wife and actress Shilpa Shetty.

The report said that these Bollywood personalities allegedly promoted the company owned by Amit Bharadwaj, an accused in the case, in Dubai and Singapore. A Pune-based businessman Bharadwaj was arrested six months ago from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi.

Bharadwaj 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 lodged a complaint with police, the report said.

The ED had started quizzing Kundra at 11.30 am on Tuesday and it went on for over eight hours. His name came up when Bharadwaj was being interrogated. 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, it was reported.

Kundra is not new to controversies and was previously embroiled in the infamous IPL betting scandal. He is serving a life ban from all cricket-related activities. In March, Kundra did file a petition in Supreme Court challenging the ban, the report said.

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