The Maharashtra police on Thursday lodged a criminal case against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra with the Thane police station for allegedly duping a textile firm owner of Rs 24 lakh.
“An FIR has been registered in Bhiwandi police station against Shetty and Kundra under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoj Patil told PTI.
“The FIR was filed after a Bhiwandi textile unit owner alleged that the couple collected the amount on his behalf but did not pay him,” a police official told the tabloid.
“Big Deals, a company in which Shetty and Kundra are directors, collected money from customers for sale of bedsheets on behalf of Malotia Textiles through TV ads, but did not (allegedly) pay Malotia Textiles the proceeds,” the official said.
According to the same tabloid, Raj Kundra who still remains to be on the board of directors with a 63 per cent stake in the company along with Shilpa Shetty Kundra, had sent his resignation via email on December 15. “I would like to officially resign as CEO of Best Deal TV. All good things come to an end, I guess,” he had written.
The company had terminated its service in December 2015. Since then it never started their services.