23/03/2015 12:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Police Case Filed Against Actress Shilpa Shetty; Kolkata Firm Alleges Rs 9 Cr Fraud

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MUMBAI,INDIA MARCH 05: Shilpa Shetty at the launch of the new upcoming shopping channel in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)

KOLKATA — The Kolkata police today filed a case against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty after receiving a complaint that she had allegedly induced a city-based company to invest Rs 9 crore in a company run by her.

The police said it had initiated the case against Shilpa Shetty and Ripu Sudan Kundra of Essential Sports Private Limited (ESPL), Bandra, Mumbai on the basis of the complaint lodged at the Shakespeare Sarani Police Station by M K Media Private Limited's representative Debashis Guha.

"This is a court cognizance case, and we have started an investigation into the case," said a senior official of the Kolkata Police.

According to the complaint lodged by Guha, the ESPL took a sum of Rs 9 crore through RTGS and cheque from M K Media Private Limited with a promise of repayment of 10 times the invested amount within two years.

Also, 30 lakh equity shares of ESPL were allotted to the complainant company against such investment.

The case has been registered under various sections of the IPC.

The M K Media Private Limited had earlier filed a civil suit in the Calcutta Hight Court claiming repayment of the Rs nine crore allegedly taken by the ESPL.

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