Tension mounts the Kundra family as The Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigated businessman Raj Kundra for more hours in context to the money-laundering probe related to a bitcoin transactions case in Maharashtra. The purpose of investigation was a follow up on Amit Bhardwaj who is accused of allegedly cheated 8,000 people of Rs 2,000 crore with Bitcoin scheme.
On Tuesday, The Enforcement Directorate officials called Kundra to their Ballard Estate office and questioned him, but declined to elaborate. Sources elaborate saying, "We were trying to ascertain if Kundra was a cryptocurrency [Bitcoin] investor or was helping Bhardwaj in money laundering." While examining Bhardwaj's transactions, ED officials came across Kundra's name which lead to a detailed investigation dialogue, a source confirmed.
Whereas Raj Kundra stated that he has no involvement in the Bitcoin case and elaborating his viewpoint, the 42-year-old said, "This is to clarify that I have no involvement or connection in the Bitcoin scam whatsoever. I was summoned by the ED merely as a witness. An inquiry is underway and I am cooperating with the law enforcement agency as Bhardwaj is an acquaintance and protocol is being followed. Bharadwaj was to buy a team in the poker league and got into a contract with us. But due to non-payment, his contract was terminated. I have come as a witness to the same."