Mumbai: Three weeks after the city police issued a look-out circular against former world billiards champion Michael Ferreira in connection with the Rs 425-crore scam allegedly committed by multi-level marketing firm QNet, on Monday he appeared before the economic offences wing (EOW) officials, who recorded his statement. He has been summoned on Tuesday.
Ferreira (75) was in the EOW office for nearly two hours. “Our officers spoke to Ferreira about several things related to the case. As per the court instructions, he will deposit his passport with us tomorrow. We have not started attachment of properties yet,” said Rajvardhan Sinha, additional commissioner of police, EOW, indicating the attachments may begin in the next two to three days. The sessions court, which is hearing Ferreira’s anticipatory bail application, directed him to appear before the investigators between January 27 and January 31. Hearing for his bail application is scheduled for January 31. After Ferreira had failed to turn up for questioning as per a police summon, a look-out circular notice was issued against him and several others on January 2. Ferreira, who was in Malaysia, had said he could not appear before the EOW as he was undergoing treatment there.
But, through his PR firm, Ferreira dismissed the insinuation that he was trying to evade the law. “I came back the moment doctors cleared my trip.”
The Times of India, January 28, 2014