The Pune Police said that it didn’t pass any information to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the Amit Bhardwaj case and that the ED had acted at its own behest, based on the celebrities’ presence in the Amit Bhardwaj’s seminars on Bitcoin. Bhardwaj hosted seminars at five-star hotels and invited celebrities to lure investors. The seminars explained the concept of Bitcoin and also how an investor could make money by investing in GainBitcoin.
So far, there is no intelligence whether any other celebrities, whose names came up in interrogations in the case, were involved in the Bitcoin transactions. Last week, ED had summoned Raj Kundra, businessman and husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, and had questioned him in connection with the above-mentioned scam.
Kundra’s eight-hour-long interrogation had thrown up the names of nine other celebrities who had earlier attended Amit Bhardwaj’s seminars. The high-profile celebrities whose names came up during the questioning in the Bitcoin scam are Sunny Leone, Prachi Desai, Aarti Chhabria, Sonal Chauhan, Karishma Tanna, Zareen Khan, Neha Dhupia, Huma Qureshi, and Nargis Fakhri.