Actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, and cricketer Yuvraj Singh have been served notices by the Cyberabad police in connection to the investigation in QNet multi-level marketing cases, a leading daily reports. Apart from the celebrities, 500 others have also been issued notices by the Commissioner of Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Cyberabad.
Pooja Hegde and Allu Sirish have also received notices for allegedly endorsing and promoting QNet while the company’s promoters, directors, shareholders and its CEO, were also issued notices by police officials as per the report.
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Recipients of the notice have been asked to appear before the investigation office within a week’s time from the date of receipt in order to explain their involvement with QNet, failing which, “appropriate legal action” will be taken against them. This comes after alleged victims of QNet claimed that “a large number of innocent people” were deceived after the aforementioned celebrities allegedly promoted the company.
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Several cases of cheating against QNet and its Indian arm Vihaan Direct Selling have been filed by the police while 58 independent representatives of the company were arrested in January.
The report, however, states that the representatives issued a clarification, saying they were “operating Vihaan Direct Selling in full compliance with the law.”