Hyderabad: The Narsingi police, who are investigating the multi-crore fraud case registered against socialite turned Telugu movie producer T Shilpa Chowdary suspect the cheating was preplanned.
Sources said Chowdary, who was recently questioned on the details of her transactions, was learned to have found that contrary to her claims of being a millionaire and socialite, had little money in her bank accounts. Whenever the victims who invested money in her business or lent her money started pressurising her, she issued cheques, which eventually bounced due to lack of funds in her accounts. Also, when huge transactions are carried out in banks, the Income Tax Department will have a check on them. But in Chowdary’s case, that was missing, which indicated she did transactions out of the bank. Moreover, contrary to her claims of buying land to build a hospital, there was no proof found.
Sources said though preliminary investigation so far indicated that she cheated people to the tune of nearly Rs 10 crore, doubts were of the amount and number of victims being more. Officials hope that further questioning of other victims and witnesses in the case will throw more light on the case.
Shilpa and her husband T Srinivas Prasad were arrested last month following cases booked against them on charges of cheating people on the pretext of investment in real estate. 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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