The police investigation into one of the most complicated scams in India has now engulfed its top celebrities. Investigators have served notices to Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Vivek Oberoi and cricketer Yuvraj Singh to appear before the police for interrogation within 10 days.
If they don't, then legal clauses will be initiated against them.
The Cyberabad police in Hyderabad have served 500 notices as part of their investigation into the scam. Notices were also sent to actors Pooja Hegde and Telugu actor Allu Arjun’s brother Allu Sirish for their alleged promotion and endorsement of QNet.
Speaking to The News Minute, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, said, “These people have been brand ambassadors for this company, endorsing their products and going for their meetings. We came to know they have received huge remuneration and travelled abroad with the company representatives. This is a serious offence.”
The official said the celebrities are in violation of section 420 of IPC for cheating and under the provisions of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.
“If they don’t show up, the law will take its own course. We have collected various evidence against them and we will charge sheet them. Some of those who were served notices are QNet members and senior directors. We are doing our best in Telangana to make arrests. Police have to take action and investigate such companies, as most of the business is being done online youths are getting duped. Those who got victimised in Telangana run into thousands,” the Commissioner added.