Cyberabad Police served notices to about 500 people including bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani, and others for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore QNet scam.
Cyberabad, also sent notices to actors Pooja Hegde and Allu Sirish for allegedly endorsing and promoting QNet company.
The case pertains to alleged “cheating” by the Vihaan Direct Selling Private Limited Company, a sub-franchisee of QI Group in India, marketing under the brand name of Qnet.
QNet cheating case
Police recently said several people were arrested for alleged involvement in the ‘QNet scam’ in which lakhs of people across the country were “cheated” of crores of rupees.
The police have also asked the recipients to appear before the investigation office within a week’s time to explain their endorsement/involvement with QNet. If the recipients do not appear before the investigation officer within the said time, police said that appropriate legal action would be initiated against them.
According to reports, QNet was accused of running one of the biggest Ponzi scams in India, cheating at least three lakh people. The racket was busted by the sleuths of Cyberabad in various parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bengaluru and Delhi in which 57 persons were arrested in 14 cases registered against QNet.
“There are a total of 30 cases registered on QNet in Cyberabad. There are eight cases which are under investigation with CID,” VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad told reporters on January 8.
“QNet is a Hong Kong-based multi-level marketing company owned by the QI group. The company invoked many Ponzi schemes and binary schemes, vacation packages and business tactics which were illegal,” he further said.