Bitcoin Scam: Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra issues a clarification

Shilpa Shetty‘s husband and businessman Raj Kundra was recently summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money-laundering case related to a Bitcoin scam.

According to a report in NDTV, officials said that the businessman was summoned by the ED officials and was asked questions related to his”illegal” trade. (Also Read: Bitcoin Scam: Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, summoned by Enforcement Directorate)

He was also asked to record his statement as his name was linked to several instances in the case. Raj Kundra’s spokesperson in a statement clarified that he was merely called as a witness and had no connection to the case whatsoever. “This is to clarify that Raj Kundra has no involvement or connection to the Bitcoin scam whatsoever. He has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate merely as a witness. Raj is cooperating with the law enforcement agency as Amit Bhardwaj is an acquaintance and protocol is being followed.”

Raj in a statement said, “Amit was to buy a team in poker league and had got into a contract with us I have come as a witness to the same.”

A criminal case was filed against bitcoin-based investment website GainBitcoin, its founder Amit Bhardwaj and eight others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.