Former India captain MS Dhoni who won two World Cups and three ICC trophies in total has now in big trouble due to his previous association with Amrapali real estate group as their brand ambassador. The Supreme Court in its judgment on July 23 said that Amrapali illegally diverted homebuyers’ money to several companies which included Dhoni’s wife Sakshi.
As many as seven FIRs have been filed in the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi Police. All of the FIRs include MS Dhoni as well, as they alleged that the former captain had represented himself to be a brand ambassador of Amrapali.
“He is part of a criminal conspiracy hatched by the accused persons. Therefore, he should be added as an accused in the said FIR,” many buyers alleged in their respective FIRs.
The Amrapali Group was founded in 2003 and became a well-known real estate player in Northern India by 2010. It had 150 companies – education, entertainment, FMCG, infrastructure, hotels, etc. which crashed in 2017 when it came under in the limelight of the apex court. The court-appointed auditors looked into the company’s account and further revealed that it collected thousands of crores from buyers but didn’t provide the respected things to them.
The court, in its July 23 judgment, took a couple of measures, including the removal of the CMD and other directors of the company, the appointment of a court receiver to take over the company, appointment of NBCC to complete the unfinished flats and also police to further investigate the matter as well.
“With the impression of MS Dhoni as the legend of India cricket and Anil K Sharma as a professional builder with a degree from IIT buyers signed the agreement believing clauses of agreement as to the worst-case scenario,” the FIR said.
“In the FIRs, Anil K Sharma and the other directors have been made accused. But we have requested the investigating agency to look into the role of MS Dhoni and made him an accused as well,” one of the complainants of the FIR said.
The hearing of the matter has been decided on December 2 in the Supreme Court.