The veteran Indian fast bowler, Umesh Yadav has been allegedly cheated of INR 44 lacs by his friend-turned-manager under the pretext of purchasing a plot in the pacer’s name in Nagpur city of Maharashtra, police said on Saturday. A police official said a case was registered against Shailesh Thakre for duping the pacer on a complaint lodged by Yadav, who is a resident of Nagpur. Thakre (37) is a resident of Koradi and a friend of Yadav.
However, there has been no arrest made yet. After Umesh Yadav was selected Indian squad almost a decade ago, he appointed his friend Thakre as his manager on July 15, 2014, as the latter was unemployed, the official said quoting the First Information Report (FIR).
As per the quotes in NDTV, the police official informed, “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.”
The official said Umed Yadav was looking for land for buying in Nagpur and asked Thakre to make the necessary arrangements.
The official informed, “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.”
When Umesh Yadav got the wind of the fraud, he asked Thakre to transfer the plot in his name but the latter refused to oblige. He also refused to return the money, the official said.
Explaining the same, the official informed, “Yadav lodged a complaint with police in Koradi, following which a case was registered under sections 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and thereby dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.”