Ranbir Kapoor Summoned In Connection To Money Laundering Case
A source said that the development comes in the wake of several Bollywood personalities attending the marriage ceremony of one of Mahadev Books’ promoters, Sourabh Chandrakar, in the UAE.
It is alleged that many celebrities endorsed the mobile gaming application of the Mahadev Books in lieu of hefty money.
It is alleged that Mahadev Books spent around Rs 200 crore on the marriage ceremony in Dubai with private jets hired to ferry family members from Nagpur to the UAE.
The ED probe also found that celebrities were hired to perform in the marriage. Wedding planners, dancers, decorators, etc., were hired from Mumbai and hawala channels were used to make payments in cash.
As per the digital evidence gathered by it, Rs 112 crore was delivered via hawala to an events management company — R-1 Events Pvt Ltd of Yogesh Popat — and hotel bookings worth Rs 42 crore were done by paying in cash in AEDs, the ED said.
The ED source said that in the coming days, many celebrities who attended the ceremony of Chandrakar in Dubai will be quizzed by the financial probe agency sleuths.
There were several A-list celebrities, who had attended the ceremony in Dubai. On September 15, the ED said that it seized Rs 417 crore after carrying out searches in Kolkata, Bhopal, and Mumbai in connection with the case.
and has frozen or seized proceeds of crime worth Rs 417 crore.