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Senior India pacer Umesh Yadav has been duped of a staggering INR 44 lakh by his friend-turned-manager on the pretext of purchasing a plot in the cricketer’s name in Maharashtra’s Nagpur. According to a police official, a case has been filed against the accused person named Shailesh Thakre after a complaint related to cheating was lodged by Umesh.
Notably, Shailesh Thakre (37) also happens to be Umesh Yadav’s friend and as per reports, he resides in Koradi, Maharashtra. Yadav had appointed Thakre as his manager back in July 2014 after knowing that he was unemployed.
Thakre gained the trust of Yadav over time: Police official
The police official said that Shailesh Thakre succeeded in winning Umesh Yadav’s trust in no time. The official also mentioned that it was Thakre who used to manage the cricketer’s finances like his bank account, and income tax, among others.
“Thakre gained the trust of Yadav over time. He started handling all the financial affairs of Umesh Yadav. He used to handle Yadav’s bank account, income tax and other financial tasks,” said the official quoting the First Information Report (FIR) according to NDTV.
At the same time, the official also added that Umesh Yadav was planning to buy a plot in Napur and had consulted Shailesh Thakre regarding the same.
“Thakre located a plot in a barren area. He told Yadav he would get it for Rs 44 lakh. Yadav deposited Rs 44 lakh in Thakre’s bank account. However, Thakre purchased the plot in his name,” the police officer added.
Once Umesh became aware of the fraud, he asked Thakre to transfer the ownership of the plot in his name and when the accused denied doing so, the speedster asked him to return his money.
Nonetheless, when Thakre did not transfer back the money either, Umesh instantly lodged a complaint with Koradi police who registered a case under sections 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and thereby dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) according to the official.
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