Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has been allegedly cheated of ₹44 lakh by his friend-turned-manager under the pretext of purchasing a plot in the cricketer's name in Nagpur. The police have registered a case against 37-year-old Shailesh Thakre, who is a resident of Koradi. No arrest has been made yet in the case.
According to FIR lodged by Yadav, the cricketer appointed his friend Thakre as his manager in 2014, to help the latter, who was unemployed at that time.
"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," a police official said.
Yadav was reportedly looking for a plot in Nagpur and had asked Thakre for help.
"Thakre located a plot in a barren area. He told Yadav he would get it for ₹44 lakh. Yadav deposited ₹44 lakh in Thakre's bank account. However, Thakre purchased the plot in his name," he said.
"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," the official added.