Hyderabad: More people, including celebrities, are coming forward to lodge complaints against socialite turned film producer T Shilpa Chowdary, with Telugu actor Harsh Kanumilli being the latest to approach the Narsingi police.
Harsh told the police that Shilpa Chowdary cheated him to the tune of Rs 3 crore, which she had borrowed from him during the making of his movie ‘Sehari’, which was produced by her. Apart from this, six complaints have been lodged against Shilpa Chowdary and her husband T Srinivas Prasad. These include complaints from three women, one of whom is Telugu actor Sudheer Babu’s wife Priyadarshini. The complaints were lodged with the Narsingi, Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills police stations.
Meanwhile, the Narsingi police took custody of Shilpa Chowdary on Friday for further questioning in the multi-crore fraud case. Following the court’s permission allowing her police custody, she was shifted from the Women’s Prison in Chanchalguda to a secret location and questioned on details of her investments in various businesses, assets and also on her victims. The questioning is being done in the presence of her counsel and women police personnel.
“We have to question her on the list of people from whom she had collected money and cheated. How and where the funds were diverted and details of her bank accounts are being verified,” an official said, adding that after the questioning, she will be shifted back to the prison. The process would be continued till the police custody was over.
Sources said though preliminary investigation so far indicated that she cheated people to the tune of nearly Rs 10 crore, officials suspect that the amount and number of victims could be more.
The couple was arrested last Saturday, following cases booked against them on charges of cheating people on the pretext of investment in real estate. However, Srinivas was granted bail.
Under the guise of hosting kitty parties at their posh villa in Gandipet, Shilpa allegedly lured several persons, including business persons and film actors into investing huge money in the real estate business.
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