Widening its probe into the Rs 8,000 crore Sterling Biotech loan fraud case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Bollywood actor Dino Morea and DJ Aqeel for questioning.
The actor and the popular disc jockey (DJ) have been asked to depose before ED later this week to answer questions about some payments they got from the group. ED has claimed to have got evidence that the two were paid some money by the Gujarat-based pharmaceutical group in the past.
They will be questioned about the circumstances of these payments made out of the proceeds of crime identified in the case and their statements will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the officials said.
“It is an exercise to know their side of the story,” an official said.
The officials said the payments pertain to a time period between 2011 and 2012 when the two reportedly attended some events organised by the Sandesara brothers, the promoters and owners of the group, in Delhi and some fee amount to the tune of a few lakhs were paid to them from the funds that the agency considers as the “proceeds of crime” of the bank fraud.