Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra was summoned by ED in in connection with its money laundering probe against late gangster Iqbal Mirchi and others, officials said on Monday. They said Kundra has been asked to depose before the investigating officer of the case here on November 4 and his statement is expected to be recorded once he appears.
The proceedings are being conducted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the officials said. The central probe agency is looking at Kundra's purported dealings with Ranjeet Bindra and a firm called Bastian Hospitality in connection with this case.
Shilpa recently shared an exotic vacation in Thailand with her entire clan, during which the ED summoned Kundra. In a cryptic post, Shetty wrote on her Instagram story as ‘Time to go back home’.
The family is back in Mumbai to deal with the proceedings.
Some business dealings between the two need detailed information and hence the summons, the officials said.
Bindra has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the case sometime back.
Kundra had earlier denied any wrongdoing in these business dealings.
Mirchi, who died in 2013 in London, is alleged to be the right-hand man of global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in drug trafficking and extortion crimes.
The ED has filed a criminal case against Mirchi, his family and others to probe money laundering charges for alleged illegal dealings in purchase and sale of costly real estate assets in Mumbai.
The PMLA case is based on multiple Mumbai Police FIRs and the ED has conducted multiple raids in this case over the last few months.