Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan along with Samajwadi Party General SecretaryAmar Singh have been accused of involvement in a Rs 500 crore money laundering scam, according to a complaint lodged with Kanpur police.
This complaint has been lodged by local businessman Shivkant Tripathi late Thursday who as per iinformations, charged the two famous persons also known to be close friends of being involved in a major fraud through money laundering in Kanpur.
“The complainant has accused Amar Singh of floating half a dozen companies in which 43 companies were amalmagated allegedly with the intent of siphoning off tonnes of black money,” Uttar Pradesh’s additional director general of police Brij Lal told reporters in Kanpur on Friday afternoon.
“Amitabh Bachchan figures among the key stake holders in most of the companies, while Amar Singh’s wife Pankaja Singh is shown as a partner,” he said.
Cases were registered under the Money Laundering Act as well as Prevention of Corruption Act.
“The provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act could be invoked in view of Amar Singh’s then appointment as chairman of the UP Development Council,” the official said.
While complainant Tripathi could not be contacted, cops were not sure how they would proceed with the case.
Now this sounds like an interesting scam again!!!