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Crime branch questions Suniel Shetty for underworld links

A correspondent | December 21, 2007 18:08 IST

Bollywood star Sunil Shetty was on Friday questioned by the crime branch in Mumbai in connection with a case relating to underworld don Chhota Shakeel's aide Iqbal Attarwala.

The crime branch had already questioned film stars Hrithik Roshan [Images], Salman Khan [Images], Sohail Khan [Images], Urmila Matonkar, Shilpa Shetty [Images], Esha Deol [Images], Priyanka Chopra [Images] and Malaika Arora [Images] Khan in the case.

The police are probing Bollywood personalities' links to Attarwala, who used to organise shows for underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim [Images] and Chhota Shakeel.

Sunil Shetty's company, Popkorn Entertainment, produced a dance show and celebrity exhibition cricket matches in the United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi for Show Blitz, Attarwala's event management company.

The crime branch's joint commissioner of police said the film star was called in for questioning to know if he had gone to the UAE under a proper contract, due to a personal relationship with the producer, or under pressure from criminal elements.

"In his statement, Sunil Shetty reveled that his company was concerned only with the cricketers, and that they were paid for the trip," sources said.

Besides Shetty's Popcorn Entertainment, Sohail Khan's production company is also under the police scanner in the Attarwala case.

Attarwala is the prime accused in a land-grabbing case in Malad, Mumbai.