Akshaye Khanna hoaxed of Rs 50 lakh by husband-wife duo

By Harpreet Kaur | Updated: Oct 20, 2013, 11:59 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Harpreet Kaur

New Delhi: Time and again we come across certain cases of fraudulent companies, who dupe in investors but are nowhere to be seen later. This time, it was none other than Bollywood actor Akshaye Khanna who had been conned by a fraudster couple.

According to a tabloid, the 38-year-old actor has registered a case against a husband wife duo, who persuaded him in investing Rs 50 lakh in their company- Intex Immijet- back in 2010, in return for a double amount after just a year.

After two years of time, Khanna, who was tired of the couple ignoring his calls and postponing the date for payment, finally submitted an application to the Economic Offences Wing.

It is said that Khanna had met the couple first time at a party in September 2010, where the duo- Satyabrata and Shona Chakrabarti befriended him and duped him to invest the large sum.

The actor registered the case against the company with the Malabar Hill police station initially, after which it was transferred to the EOW (crime branch).

“They told Akshaye that their firm is a profit-generating one but needs some capital,” a source said.

The EOW, who after investigating into the matter for a month and questioning the accused, has lodged a First Information Report with the Malabar Hill police station and got it transferred to the crime branch.

“We received a complaint from Khanna a month ago after which we did our investigation. We also interrogated the two accused, following which we found enough reasons to register a case. On Friday night a complaint was registered with the Malabar Hill police station,” Additional Commissioner of Police Rajvardhan Sinha (EOW) said,

According to the reports, though the accused have been booked under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 120 (B) (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, no one has been arrested till now.

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