The Mumbai Police have registered an FIR against the president of the Cine Dancer’s Association (CDA) and seven other office-bearers for illegally collecting more than Rs 1 crore from aspiring members.
The dancers registered with CDA are hired as background dancers for songs in Bollywood movies, serials, and live performances.
The police have booked the CDA president, its general secretary, treasurer, and five other office-bearers. The accused persons used to collect money in the name of granting membership, donations, non-subscription and more.
The police received a complaint who paid Rs. 50,000 for membership mentioned in the complaint that the accused collected money to the tune of Rs 1 crore-Rs 1.5 crore under the pretext of awarding CDA membership even though they didn’t have permission to collect money from the court.
The CDA president and others allegedly parked money in the bank accounts of their family members. They prepared fake invoices to release the amount but never gave the account of spend, as per the FIR.
The police have registered a case under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.