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Actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra summoned by ED in connection with Bitcoin scam

Updated : June 05, 2018 03:04 PM IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday summoned husband of actor Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, in connection with bitcoin scam.

There are some instances of the case that are linked to Kundra.

The ED had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against bitcoin-based investment website GainBitcoin, its founder Amit Bhardwaj and eight others.

It is alleged that about 8,000 investors lost about Rs 2,000 crore funds by transacting in this scheme.

The ED had filed its case based on an FIR of the Maharashtra Police in this case and the Pune Police arrested Bhardwaj and his brother Vivek from Delhi earlier.

Bhardwaj reportedly was behind ventures like GainBitcoin, GBMiners, MCAP and GB21, and the investors were allegedly duped after transactions on these portals.

It's alleged that Bhardwaj and his associates allegedly duped investors to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore in Mumbai, Pune, Nanded, Kolhapur and other places in the state.

(With inputs from PTI)
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