Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s lawyer issues statement confirming that Rs. 90 lakhs was paid to the complainant

After the Mumbai Sessions Court issued directives to the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) police to delve into a cheating accusation leveled against actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra, by bullion trader Prithviraj Saremal Kothari, the couple has responded to the claims. Their lawyer has issued a statement regarding fraud case being registered against the couple, wherein it has been asserted that the complainant received complete amount from the couple.

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s lawyer issues a statement

The statement read, “The complainant had a moved a criminal complaint against my clients Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty in year of 2022. This complaint was thoroughly investigated by the police in the year of 2022 by adopting the due process of law. After thorough investigation it was found that the complainant had in fact received the entire alleged amount of Rs. 90 lacs through legitimate means of payment. My clients bonafidely submitted these documents to the police department. After finding out the truth of the matter, the police delivered justice to my clients.

It went on to add, “Post this enquiry, the complainant opted to file a private complaint under sec 156(3) CrPC before the Honourable Court. After a passage of almost 2 years, the Honourable Court has directed the police to investigate the case again. We have complete faith in the independence and fairness of the investigation. The truth shall prevail. My clients have not committed any offence and it has been established through documents in possession of my clients. The invoice between the Complainant and my clients, clearly reflect that there is an Arbitration clause in the said contract.”

“If the complainant has any grievance about the alleged ‘interest amount’, the clause of Arbitration can certainly be invoked. However, the act of initiating criminal proceedings for settling commercial disputes has been deprecated by plethora of judgements of Honourable Supreme Court and various Honourable High Courts of our country. My clients shall fight this battle legally and shall cooperate with the investigation agencies. My clients reserve their right to sue the complainant for malicious proceedings, at the right stage of the proceedings,” the statement concluded.

About the Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra case

In the complaint filed by Kothari, it alleges that Shetty and Kundra, operating through their firm Satyug Gold Private Limited, initiated an investment plan back in 2014. According to Kothari, investors were enticed with an offer to procure a fixed quantity of gold at a reduced rate upfront, with assured delivery on a specified date, irrespective of market conditions. He also asserts that he invested Rs 90 lakhs in exchange for 5,000 grams of 24-carat gold, slated for delivery by April 2, 2019. However, upon maturity, he claims he neither received the gold nor its equivalent value as promised. Instead, he alleges he was offered a post-dated cheque only covering the principal amount of Rs 90 lakhs.

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