Boman Irani says neither he nor his son is involved in Rs 425cr QNet scam
Actor Boman Irani Wednesday denied that he and his son Danesh were involved in a Rs 425 crore scam allegedly led by a multi-level marketing firm QNet, saying he only attended a function organised by the company and that his son's earnings during that period were taxed.
Bollywood actor Boman Irani, against whom a complaint has been lodged in connection with the Rs 425-crore QNet scam, today claimed he and his son have done nothing wrong.
QNet, a multi-level marketing company, had allegedly duped people and a complaint has been filed against the 54-year-old actor and his son in connection with the scam.
Complainant Gurupreet Singh Anand, who had filed an FIR against the QNet in August last year, approached the probing agency, Mumbai Police's Economic Offences Wing, with a two-page complaint giving the details of alleged links of Danesh with the scheme.
In the written complaint, he alleged that Danesh promoted and propagated the scheme along with his father Boman, though according to police the actor is not the member in the scheme.
"I was informed yesterday that there was an information sent to the members of the media that a certain gentleman has lodged a complaint against my son Danesh Irani and I, for involvement with a company - QNet. This is a multilevel marketing company that is at the moment is under scrutiny by the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW)," Boman said in a statement.
"My involvement with the company is merely based on the fact that I have attended a function of Qnet and had been photographed there.
"My son had worked as an agent like thousands of others during 2007-2008, when he had passed out of college. After that he left for the US for his MBA," said Boman.
"His earnings and residuals for his hard earned efforts as a multi-level marketing agent are all taxed and above board," he added.
"Even though the individual has made this complaint, no authority, including the EOW, has intimated us about any inquiry. Rest assured, me and my family are law abiding citizens of the country," said Boman.