Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has been caught under Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) radar in a case related to money laundering against gangster Iqbal Mirchi. The reports from ANI suggest that he is to make an appearance before officials on November 4, 2019.
The businessman/celebrity was reportedly asked to depose before the investigating officer of the case in Mumbai, where his statement is expected to be recorded.
Several reports quoted officials that hint at the proceedings would be conducted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The reports in PTI also offered some detailed information regarding business dealings between Raj Kundra and Ranjeet Bindra and therefore Raj Kundra has been summoned by the ED.
Reportedly, Bindra was also arrested in the case earlier by the ED, while Raj Kundra had denied any wrong doing.
Earlier, the central probe agency is looking at Raj Kundra’s purported dealings with Ranjeet Bindra and a firm called Bastian Hospitality in connection with this case.
The PMLA case is based on several FIRs lodged under Mumbai Police and the ED has conducted multiple raids in this case over the last few months.
For the unversed, Iqbal Mirchi died in London, 2013 and is alleged to be the right-hand of Dawood Ibrahim in drug trafficking and extortion crimes. He was charged with criminal cases and money laundering charges for alleged illegal dealings in the purchase and sale of costly real estate assets in Mumbai.
Recently, Shilpa’s cryptic post from her exotic vacation in Thailand hinted at hubby Kundra’s summon by ED. She took to her Instagram account and uploaded a story which was captioned “Time to go home.”