Actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a possible bitcoin scam. Kundra reached the Mumbai’s ED office for recording his statement. Few days earlier the main accused of the bitcoin scam Amit Bhardwaj was arrested in Pune by the police.
According to the Crime cell of the Police and the ED’s investigation it has been turned out that Amit Bhardwaj was operating a website named gatbitcoin.com through which he had been looting people. It is estimated that Bhardwaj had duped almost 8000 people of 2000 Crore Rupees. It has been turned out that Raj Kundra along with other bollywood celebrities had been promoting Bhardwaj’s website. And according to the reports Amit Bhardwaj had taken the name of Raj Kundra.
According to a senior ED official, nothing is confirmed till now if he is involved in the scam or was he just an investor supporting Bhardwaj? Everything will be revealed once his statement is recorded.
Always surrounded in controversy Raj Kundra previously was found guilty in the IPL betting scandal and was banned from cricket for life. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were the owners of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals who were found guilty in the IPL scandal and was banned for life while the team RR was banned from IPL for two years.
Bitcoin is virtual cryptocurrency that was introduced in January 2009. It is a world-wide payments system. Anyone in the world can be paid by using this virtual currency and there is no need of a bank for a medium for this type of payment.