Police issue summons to FC Goa official over Qnet sponsorship

Mumbai: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police has issued summons to a top official of Football Club Goa, an Indian Super League team, to inquire about his role into taking sponsorship from the scam-tainted Qnet company, a senior official said here today.

The EOW issued summons to the Manager of FC Goa, owned by Goan Football Club Pvt Ltd, yesterday. The club official has been asked to record his statement at the earliest, the official said.

"The official will be questioned as to how the proceeds of a company under serious investigation, went into sponsoring the club team," he added.

Qnet case whistle-blower Gurupreet Anand said it is disheartening to see how money looted from people is making its way back into some Bollywood films and sports events.

The EOW had arrested ten people for allegedly duping investors by offering to sell products, including magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes of the QNet through fraudulent practises.

The police had also invoked the stringent Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) against the company.

Qnet, previously known as Goldquest and Questnet, is a Malayasia-based network marketing company. It has been accused of running an illegal Pyramid Scheme. The total amount involved in the scam is now estimated to be at more than Rs 7,000 crore.

An FIR in the case was registered in 2013.

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