Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ranbir Kapoor’s cousin brother Armaan Jain has recently landed himself in legal soup after his name cropped up in the money laundering case. Reportedly, amid an investigation of Tops Grup money laundering case which was filed against Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik, the ED officials had conducted a search at Armaan’s Altamount Road residence in South Mumbai on February 10. It was on the same day when Armaan’s maternal uncle Rajiv Kapoor passed away. Now, on Wednesday morning, Armaan Jain has arrived at the ED office to record his statement in the money laundering case.
This is the second time Armaan has been summoned by the agency. Earlier, he was asked to appear before the ED last week. However, after citing some personal reasons, Jain did not appear before the investigative agency. Armaan’s name cropped up in the case as he is reportedly a close friend of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s son Vihang, who is also being investigated in connection with the money laundering case. Reportedly, Vihang Sarnaik has been questioned twice in the case and while he was called for questioning, the ED officials had also taken data from his mobile phone.
Currently, ED is investigating if Vihang had helped Tops Grup in bagging the major contract from MMRDA for the security of construction sites. Reportedly, ED had also arrested Sarnaik’s close aide named Amit Chandole in the case and had also questioned his brother-in-law Yogesh Chandegala and close aide Sanket More. The investigative agency has also arrested the Managing Director of Tops Grup, M Sasidharan, in connection with the case.