Cheating case filed against Shilpa Shetty, actress says her reputation is being damaged for turning a blind eye

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Mumbai 14 November

Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday said she was “shocked” that a Mumbai-based businessman was trying to defame her after a fraud case was filed against the star, her entrepreneur-husband Raj Kundra and a few others. . 1.51 crore Rs.

Based on the complaint of businessman Nitin Barai, an FIR was registered at Bandra police station on Saturday. The complainant alleged that in July 2014, Kashif Khan, director of SFL Fitness Company, along with Shilpa, Kundra and others, asked him to invest Rs 1.51 crore in the venture to earn profit.

The complainant claimed that he was assured that SFL Fitness Company would provide him with a franchise and would open a gym and spa in Hadapsar and Koregaon in neighboring Pune, but as per the FIR, this did not happen.

A police officer quoted the complaint as saying that later when the complainant asked for his money back, he was allegedly threatened.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Shilpa denied her involvement in the matter. “Wake up to an FIR registered in Raj and me! Shocked! To set the record straight, SFL Fitness, a venture run by Kashif Khan. He took the naming rights of the brand SFL to open SFL fitness gyms across the country. All the deals were struck by him and he was the signatory in banking and day to day affairs.

The Bollywood actor said in his letter, “We are not aware of any of his transactions nor have we received a single rupee from him. All franchisees deal directly with Kashif. The company was shut down in 2014. And completely controlled by Kashif Khan.” Statement.

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Shilpa further said that it was “painful” to see her goodwill deteriorate in the Hindi film industry that has been around for over 28 years. “I have worked very hard in the last 28 years and I feel sad to see that my name and reputation is getting tarnished and being dragged so easily to get eyesight. Proud to be a law abiding person in India. My rights as a citizen must be protected,” she said. said.

Based on the complaint, the Bandra police registered an FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention), they said. that a case was under investigation. PTI