ED’s big action against Raj Kundra | Attaches properties worth Rs 97 cr in Bitcoin Ponzi scam case

Apr 18, 2024

New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): ED has provisionally attached properties worth Rs 97.79 crores belonging to Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty. The action has been taken under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. The attached properties also include a residential flat situated in Juhu presently in the name of Shilpa Shetty. The ED initiated investigation based on multiple FIRs against Variable Tech Pvt Ltd and number of MLM agents. It has been alleged that they had collected huge amounts of funds in the form of Bitcoins. Also, they had made false promises of 10 pc returns to the public in the form of Bitcoins. ED revealed that Raj Kundra received 285 Bitcoins from the mastermind of Gain Bitcoin Ponzi Scam Amit Bhardwaj. Kundra is still in possession of these 285 Bitcoins which are presently valued at Rs 150 Cr. Earlier, three arrests were made in this case and ED had attached properties worth Rs 69 Cr. However, the main accused of the case Ajay Bhardwaj and Mahendra Bhardwaj are still absconding.