Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was allegedly duped of Rs 1.55 crore by three men who asked him to invest in an event and film production firm promising good returns, but used the money for their own purposes, police said on Friday. Did.
The incident came to light after the actor’s chartered accountant lodged a complaint against the trio at the MIDC police station in Andheri East, an official said.
As per the complaint, the three accused, including a film producer, were business partners of the actor and had asked him to invest money in an event and film production firm.
He said the investor invested Rs 1.55 crore in the project but the accused persons used the money invested for their own purposes. The actor’s wife was also a partner in this firm. An FIR has been registered against the trio under sections 34 (common intention), 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code, he said.
The Saathiya actor confronted his colleagues and asked them to explain the fraud perpetrated by him. Reportedly, the partners were also accused of cheating nawazuddin siddiqui 51 lakhs, which was returned by Vivek Oberoi from his account on behalf of his company.
He told that the investigation of the matter is going on.