EOW PROBE ON
Mumbai: The city economic offences wing (EOW), probing the alleged role of actor Boman Irani’s son Danesh in the Rs 425-crore cheating case involving multilevel marketing firm QNet, has frozen his bank account.
“We are verifying what work Danesh had done for QNet. We will soon summon him,” said a police officer. “We have found one bank account wherein there is some cash and two connected fixed deposits. The total money is around Rs 25 lakh.”
The EOW has frozen several bank accounts belonging to QNet and its office-bearers, blocking a total of Rs 120 crore.
“We also found the financial transaction that took place in his account in 2013. The records show that Danesh had received around Rs 40 lakh from QNet and firms connected to QNet last year. We are checking if he has more than one account,” said the officer. Police suspect the financial transaction in Danesh’s account may be over Rs 3 crore.
Sources close to Danesh refused to comment saying the matter was sub judice.
Till date, the EOW has arrested nine persons for allegedly duping investors by selling products, such as magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes. They all got bail. However, QNet officials’ claim that Dr Mohsin Ali, who is the President’s doctor, used their bio disc for treatment is yet to be verified.
Complainant Gurupreet Singh Anand had informed the EOW about Danesh, provided his independent representative number, and a photograph of Boman Irani taken at a QNet event. “He had come there as a guest,” said an QNet official.
The EOW has written to the state law and judiciary department seeking appointment of special public prosecutors in the National Spot Exchange fraud and QNet cheating case trials.
The Times of India, January 14, 2014