Rose Valley Scam: ED interrogates Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore

The agency recorded his statement under the PMLA at its Kolkata office.

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday interrogated the CEO of Shah Rukh-owned IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Venky Mysore - in connection with the Rose Valley scam case.

The agency recorded his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at its Kolkata office.

KKR is an Indian Premier League (IPL) team owned by Shah Rukh Khan and has won the title twice.

Rose Valley was the principal sponsor of KKR for two years in the IPL but discontinued the association during the seventh edition of IPL in 2014.

The ED has pegged the total volume of the alleged irregularities in the chit fund scheme at Rs 15,000 crore, including interest and penalties. The group had reportedly floated 27 companies to allegedly run the chit fund operations.

Rose Valley chairman Gautam Kundu was arrested by the ED in March, 2015. Kundu's assets worth Rs 2,300 crore, including hotels and resorts, were seized by the ED. 

The ED started the probe on the basis of a Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) complaint.  SEBI had probed the company before the ED and the CBI registered cases against the group. 

The agency has alleged that the chit fund schemes floated by the Rose Valley group promised investors returns between 8-27%, according to various reports. 

The company had allegedly pledged such high returns on the basis of its investments in the real estate sector. The group is also accused of "cross investments" in its various firms to suppress its liabilities towards investors.

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