Govinda In Trouble? Actor To Be Questioned By Offences Wing In Rs 1000 Crore Scam Probe
Govinda will be questioned in connection to Rs 1000 crore pan-India ponzi scam investigation.
It has also been clarified that Govinda is ‘neither a suspect nor an accused’ in the case.
It seems Govinda has landed in a legal trouble. The Odisha Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has said that they will question the actor in connection with Rs 1000 crore pan-India ponzi scam investigation. Reportedly, the scam involved Solar Techno Alliance (STA-Token) which allegedly operated an illegal online ponzi scheme in India by posing as a crypto investment venture.
As reported by E-Times, Govinda had reportedly endorsed the company’s work and therefore will be questioned to gather some information. “We will soon send a team to Mumbai to question film star Govinda who had attended STA’s grand function in Goa in July and promoted the company in some videos,” EOW Inspector General JN Pankaj stated as per a report in The Times of India, according to ETimes.
The EOW official further clarified that Govinda is ‘neither a suspect nor an accused’ in the case. He also explained that if it gets established that Govinda was only involved with the company for endorsing it, he will be considered as a witness in the case.
Meanwhile, Govinda’s manager Shashi Sinha has claimed that the actor has no connection with the case. Speaking to ETimes, Sinha argued that ‘half-baked’ news is spreading in the media. “Govinda has not nothing to do with the case. Govinda had gone through an agency for an event and returned we have nothing to do with the business or branding of it. All half baked news has been published in the media,” the manager said.
It should be noted that several arrests have already been made in the case. Gurtej Singh Sidhu and Nirod Das, the heads of the company in India and Odisha respectively, were arrested earlier this year. Besides these two, investment adviser Ratnakar Palai from Bhubaneswar was also arrested in August. Lookout notices have also been issued against the company’s chief, David Gez, a Hungarian national, and three other Indians from Rajasthan for their alleged involvement in the case.