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Amid porn racket row, BJP leader accuses Raj Kundra of Rs 3,000 crore fraud, harassing woman model

BJP leader Ram Kadam has accused Raj Kundra of physically harassing a model and actress and also of orchestrating a Rs 3,000 crore fraud.

UPDATED: July 30, 2021, 15:56 IST

BJP leader Ram Kadam has made a sensational allegation against arrested businessman Raj Kundra, who is already embroiled in the porn video racket case. Ram Kadam has accused Raj Kundra of physically harassing a model and actress and also of orchestrating a Rs 3,000 crore fraud.

“On April 14, 2021, a famous model-cum-actress complained of physical harassment against Raj Kundra at the Juhu Police station. But the application wasn’t moved ahead and there was pressure on the model. The government has to answer who were these people who put pressure on the actress and why no action was taken against Raj Kundra,” said BJP leader Ram Kadam.

Fraud of Rs 3,000 crore

The BJP leader on Friday addressed a press conference and alleged that Raj Kundra has also committed a fraud of more than Rs 3,000 crore. Elaborating on the charges, the BJP leader said that Viaan Industries Limited had started an online game by the name of ‘Game of Dot’, which committed fraud as it collected crores from various distributors across the county and then cut off all communications.

“Kundra used his wife Shilpa Shetty to forward this game and attract distributors. When these people realised that a fraud has been committed, they were beaten up and cases were put against them,” alleged Ram Kadam.

The BJP leader has further alleged that the company, contrary to its claims of running a legitimate business, has violated all rules and regulations and has cheated people. “If no action is taken against the culprits, we will approach the Mumbai police commissioner and home minister. We also want to understand how has this government tolerated the injustice and fraud committed on the people of Maharashtra.”

What do the distributors say?

Raju Nayak, a distributor from Thane, said that he along with his friends invested a sum of Rs 10 lakh hoping that they would earn handsome returns. “We were asked to pay Rs 25 lakhs but we could manage Rs 10 lakhs. We thought Shilpa Shetty’s name is there, so we will definitely get profits,” said Nayak.

The distributor further alleged that they never met either Raj Kundra or Shilpa Shetty. “We only met the manager who told us about the game. But after three months, we realised that we have been created. We went many times to meet the concerned people, but couldn’t find any official. After that, we approached the police as well and were promised the return of our money, but nothing happened and instead, a complaint was registered against us.”

Santosh More, another distributor from Solapur, said that he invested the money hearing of Shilpa Shetty’s name. “I gave Rs 7 lakh through a cheque as we were told the game has a lot of scopes and is legitimate. We were promised big screens and computers and also promised that we could get our money back when we wanted. But soon, we released that there was something wrong and we asked for our money but were pushed out of the offices and it’s been more than two years now that we haven’t got our money back,” More alleged.

What is Raj Kundra’s current status?

Raj Kundra is presently in judicial custody over the charges of creating pornographic content and publishing it. Kundra has been arrested along with 11 other accused in the porn racket case. He’s been denied bail along with his aide Ryan Thorpe over the destruction of digital evidence in the case.

The police have even added that there is no clean chit yet for Shilpa Shetty and that forensic auditors have been appointed to probe the transactions in all accounts of all the people involved in the case. Adult film actor Sherlyn Chopra has also been called in by the police to provide a statement as a witness in the case.

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