India cricketer Mahender Singh Dhoni’s association with real estate group Amrapali is turning out to be an albatross around his neck.
After the Supreme Court judgement on July 23, which held that Amrapali illegally diverted homebuyers money to several companies, including those owned by Dhoni’s wife, as many as seven FIRs have been filed till date by the various group of homebuyers in the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi Police.
All have alleged that Dhoni represented himself to be a brand ambassador of Amrapali and aggressively promoted its fraudulent activities, which lured buyers to invest in the said project.
‘He is part of a criminal conspiracy hatched by the accused persons. Therefore, he should be added as an accused in the said FIR,’ buyers alleged in their respective FIRs.
Founded in 2003, the Amrapali Group emerged an established real estate player in Northern India by 2010 under its CMD Anil K Sharma. It floated 150 companies and diversified in education, entertainment, FMCG, infrastructure, hotels etc.