A Delhi metropolitan magistrate court has sought an action taken report from the Delhi police on a complaint filed by a businessman, seeking registration of an FIR against Shilpa Shetty, her husband, Raj Kundra, and five others for allegedly defrauding him of more than Rs. 41 lakh and misappropriating it for production and circulation of adult films. The magistrate asked the police to submit its report by November 9.

The complainant is Artec Builders. Through its partner, Vishal Goel, the firm alleged that the accused deliberately induced the complainant to invest Rs. 41.33 lakh in their company with a view to misappropriate money and use the same for their personal gains and to carry out illegal activities. The complaint says that Goel was shown a very rosy picture of the company by Raj Kundra, to convince him to invest in it and he was promised huge profits. Goel’s complaint further alleges that he was told that the company was actively involved in animation, licensing, technology and beauty products. However, Goel later learnt that the company was into defrauding investors and never carried out any of the businesses stated. He also learnt that the company was into the business of producing pornographic films and circulating them on mobile applications.

The complaint has sought registration of an FIR under relevant sections of the IPC, including cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, the Information Technology Act, the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) act, and the SEBI Act.