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Akram Saifi, the close aide of  Raj eev Shukla , the Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been accused by an Uttar Pradesh cricketer of taking ₹10 lakh bribe, to get him selected for the Indian cricket team. It led to the Uttar Pradesh Police registering a case against Akram Saifi and two other people in multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

As per the report from the Free Press Journal, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer, Satya Pradesh Yadav demanded his money to be refunded after Akram Saifi failed to fulfil the promise of getting him selected in the Indian cricket team. But instead, he was threatened by a couple of the accused in the case.

The Uttar Pradesh Police registered a case on Akram Saifi and two others under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), section 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), and section 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to the First Investigation Report (FIR) from the Uttar Pradesh Police, Satya Pradesh Yadav alleged that he had performed well in the UP Cricket Association trials but wasn’t picked for the state team. When Satya Pradesh Yadav met someone named Anurag, who spoke to him about having a connection with Akram Saifi, the Chief of Saharanpur Cricket Association and the close aide to Rajiv Shukla.

Following the promise made by Akram Saifi to Satya Pradesh Yadav in regards to getting him selected for the Indian cricket team, he paid ₹8 lakh in cash and ₹2.45 lakh online to Anurag. But, after they failed to keep their word, Satya Pradesh Yadav asked for his money to be refunded, to which Anurag and Akram Saifi threatened to kill him.