Kolkata police on Saturday lodged a case of fraud and initiated investigation against actress Shilpa Shetty and her industrialist husband Ripu Sudan Kundra (aka Raj Kundra) of Essential Sports private Ltd (a Mumbai based company).
The FIR was based on complaint by a private company accusing the duo had induce a private company in the city to invest sum of Rs 9 crore in their company with the huge returns which was unfulfilled.
Police said that Shilpa Shetty and Ripu Sudan Kundra claimed themselves shareholders of Essential Sports and Private Limited with its office at Bandra in Mumbai and has allegedly duped an investment of Rs 9 crore from MK Media Private Limited with the inducement of 10 times return against the invested amount within 2 years.
“The Kolkata based company had paid the amount through RTGC after 30 lacs equity shares of the Mumbai based company were allotted to the Kolkata based company. Subsequently the complainant company detected that all those shares are false,” said an investigating officer of Shakespear Sarani police station.
Police have slapped sections 120B, 406, 418, 420, 388, 389, 506 of IPC in the case. The Kolkata based company had earlier filed a suit with the Calcutta High Court.