NRI accuses Shilpa Shetty, hubby of cheating in ‘gold scam’
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra have been named in another alleged scam — this time, concerning the Satyug Gold Pvt. Ltd, a gold trading company of which they are ex-directors.
A Non-Resident Indian businessman, currently in Mumbai, Sachiin J. Joshi has claimed in a police complaint that he was reportedly lured and then cheated by SGPL’s ‘Satyug Gold Scheme’, launched around 2014.
When contacted, an official of Khar Police Station told IANS that “the complaint is currently under investigation” but declined to elaborate.
Despite repeated attempts by IANS, Shilpa Shetty was not available for her comment.
According to Joshi, under the five-year gold plan, sold as ‘Satyug Gold Sheme’ the buyer was offered a ‘Satyug Gold Card’ at a discounted rate and promised a certain fixed quantity of gold redeemable after a five-year period.
As per Kundra’s statements at the ‘gold dream’ launch, an investor who bought a certain sum of gold at the then current rates with full advance payment would be entitled to a Satyug Gold Card, redeemable in stages with attractive discounts — 15 per cent after two years, 26 per cent after three years, 30 per cent after four years and 37 per cent after five years.