ED summons Actor Armaan Jain in TopsGrup money laundering case

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor’s and Kareena Kapoor’s cousin Armaan Jain reached the Enforcement Directorate office in Mumbai on Wednesday. This is the second summons the probe agency has issued to him in connection with its probe into a money laundering case involving TopsGrup and Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik.

The ED had conducted searches at Armaan’s house in Mumbai on Tuesday (February 9), the day when his uncle, actor Rajiv Kapoor breathed his last. The central agency had concluded the searches and allowed Armaan and his mother Rima Jain to attend the funeral of their relative

As per sources, several chats between Armaan and Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s son, Vihang, have surfaced in connection with the case.

Armaan is the son of Rima Jain, who is the daughter of legendary actor-director Raj Kapoor, and Manoj Jain.  Armaan had made his debut with the movie Lekar Hum Deewana Dil produced by Saif Ali Khan.

The case is in connection with a complaint lodged in October last year against leading security services provider, Tops Grup of Mumbai, alleging that the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had been siphoned off Rs 175 crore.

Pratap Sarnaik’s name emerged in the case when the ED conducted searches at 10 locations including offices and residential premises in Mumbai and Thane linked to him on November 25. The officials had seized electronic devices like a computer, before questioning his son Vihang Sarnaik.  Sarnaik’s close associate Amit Chandole was arrested the next day, and he was then remanded to judicial custody.

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