Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be investigated in the probe related to the Amrapali Scam.
Delhi police’s Economic Offenses Wing filed an FIR against the Amarapalli group on November 27, 2019. It clearly states that Dhoni should also be made an accused along with the Amrapali group. The administrators of Amrapali group are accused of diverting thousands of crores of homebuyers’ money.
The accused list in the FIR includes Amrapali Group’s Chairman and Managing Director Anil Kumar Sharma, group officials Shiv Priya, Mohit Gupta and others. The charges include criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy under Sections 406, 409, 420 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the complaint filed by Rupesh Kumar Singh, and the highly-placed sources in the EOW reported to TNIE, Amrapali Group bosses “spun attractive dreams to lure customers and their money, making skilful use of Dhoni for this purpose.”
It was reported that the sole objective of making Dhoni the brand ambassador is that his name attracts people to deposit their hard-earned funds in the housing projects.
The FIR stated that the Amrapali Group has garnered Rs 2647 crores from its homebuyers for various projects. The money was diverted to various sources when the projects were under left stranded.
Rupesh Kumar also claimed in his complaint that in a scam that involves big money as in this case, the role of Greater Noida Authority Officials cannot be ignored.