It is possible that Gauri may be summoned
Gauri Khan has received a notice from the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly endorsing a brand that is accused of embezzling Rs. 30 crore (£2.8 million).
The wife of Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri is the brand ambassador of the Tulsiani Group, a Lucknow-based real estate company.
On December 19, 2023, she received an ED notice for her alleged involvement with the firm.
According to reports, the Tulsiani Group is accused of defrauding investors and banks out of Rs. 30 crore.
The ED is now looking to investigate Gauri about her financial dealings.
Officials will reportedly investigate various aspects of the case such as how much Gauri was paid to become the company’s brand ambassador.
Investigators will look at information regarding the contracts made for the position of brand ambassador as well as other documents.
It is possible that Gauri may be summoned by the ED.
Free Press Journal reported that Mumbai-based Kirit Jaswant Shah purchased a flat for Rs. 86 lakh (£80,000) in 2015.
The flat was part of Sushant Golf City, a Lucknow-based project developed by the Tulsiani Group.
But Mr Shah did not get possession and his money was not repaid.
Mr Shah subsequently filed a complaint against company directors Anil Kumar Tulsiani and Mahesh Tulsiani, and brand ambassador Gauri Khan.
In March 2023, Mr Shah filed an FIR against the trio.
He claimed: “I visited the company’s office in Sushant Golf City the same year and met its directors and agreed to buy a flat worth Rs 86 lakh.
“I was assured that I would get the flat’s possession in 2016.
“But since then a lot of time has elapsed and I have not got the flat.
“Later, I found out that the agreement of the flat booked by me had been transferred by the company to somebody else.”
The investigation has just begun but it is not the first time that the Khan family has faced legal trouble.
In 2021, Gauri’s son Aryan Khan was arrested in a drugs case during a raid on a cruise ship.
Some of the allegations NCB officials made against Aryan included that he was “a regular user of drugs”, he was involved in “illicit drug trafficking”, and he was a participant in “procuring and distribution of drugs”.
But an internal probe by the NCB has revealed there were many irregularities in their investigation.
The report has also said that seven to eight NCB officers exhibited “suspicious behaviour” during the investigation.