Mumbai Police today issued summons to Bollywood actor Boman Irani's son in connection with a case involving multi-level marketing firm QNet. Danesh Irani, associated with the Malaysia-based direct selling firm accused of duping investors, has been told to appear before investigators on Friday for questioning.
"We have summoned Danesh to appear before us on January 24," Rajvardhan Sinha, Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW), told PTI.
Recently, EOW froze Danesh's bank account, which had Rs. 25 lakh. A scrutiny of Danesh's bank account has revealed that about Rs. 40 lakh had been received by him from QNet in 2013, police said.
Police wants to ascertain his role in QNet's marketing schemes and commissions paid to him, among other things.
One Gurupreet Singh Anand, who filed an FIR against QNet in August last year, recently approached EOW with a two-page complaint giving details about Danesh's suspected role in the case.
Gurupreet has also alleged that Boman and former world billiards champion Michael Ferreira had participated in the company's promotional events.
EOW has already issued a look out notice against Ferreira (75), QNET founder Vijay Eswaran and his three business associates after they failed to turn up for questioning despite being summoned.
EOW has arrested nine team leaders of QNet so far for allegedly duping investors by selling products like magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes through fraudulent practises.
QNet has also been accused of using the banned binary pyramid business model for their multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes to entice investors.
The accused have been charged with cheating and forgery under relevant sections of the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. QNet has denied any wrongdoing.