Raj Kundra however rubbished the allegations levelled against him and his wife.
Mumbai: The Bhiwandi police will soon send notices to Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her husband businessman Raj Kundra to appear personally in the police station to record their statements in a cheating case being probed against them.
Thane’s Kongaon police station has registered a case of cheating against five persons, including Ms Shetty, Mr Kundra for allegedly cheating a bedsheet supplier, Bhalotiya Exports Ltd, to the tune of `24.12 lakh. The complainant had allegedly that he supplied the bedsheets after receiving online orders from the accused persons’ firm but never received the payments for the deliveries.
The police registered the case under sections related to criminal breach of trust and cheating of the Indian Penal Code. Deputy commissioner of police Manoj Patil said, “We will send them notice to appear for further investigation. Right now our officers are collaborating all the information about the crime.”
Mr Kundra however rubbished the allegations levelled against him and his wife. He said the vendor is misusing his connections in various stations. “This is a civil matter and an abuse of the law. We have tight contracts signed. On the contrary, the vendor owes us money for not fulfilling orders. Best deal company is, unfortunately, being wound up due to the business failing and we are following the laws of the land to close the various matters properly. It’s sad that my wife’s name is dragged to create media hype. She was a non-executive, who had nothing to do with the daily running of the business,” Mr Kundra said.
The police said the complainant, Mr Ravi Bhalotiya claimed that Best Deal TV Pvt Ltd, founded by Mr Kundra and Ms Shetty took commission for the deliveries of bedsheets that were made based on the receipt of the orders. The non-payment of dues are for the period from August-November 2015 and from May-August 2016.
Best Deal TV Pvt Ltd directors Uday Kothari, Darshit Shah and Vedant Bali are the other people who are accused of cheating, officials said.