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Rs 9 crore Fraud Case: FIR filed against Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood actress breaks silence

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Mumbai, March 23: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty finally broke her silence in connection with a fraud case which has been hurled against her and her husband Raj Kundra.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have been booked in a fraud case filed by Manoj Jain, a Kolkata based entrepreneur. The petitioner is one of the board directors of MK Media Private Limited, the private company has filed the complaint against the actress and her husband.

Shilpa Shetty

Dismissing all charges against them, Shilpa dared the petitioner to prove allegations against them. Commenting on micro-blogging site Twitter, Shilpa tweeted, "Crazy news! I dare this Manoj Jain 2submit proofs 2 his ridiculous claims."

She also claimed that the petitioners wish to enjoy "2-minute fame" cannot spoil her "heard-earned" reputation.

After Shilpa, Raj Kundra too overruled the charges hurled against them. He said, "Ridiculous news about a habitual fraudster claiming fraud done against him hilarious! Courts & Cops need 2 C merit in case 1st. #defamation."

Kolkata police on Saturday, March 23 lodged the case of fraud and initiated investigation against Shilpa and her industrialist husband Raj Kundra.

The petitioner accused the duo of inducing a private company in Kolkata to invest sum of Rs 9 crore in their company with huge returns which was unfulfilled.

An investigating official was quoted as saying, "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."

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.

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