Nagpur: Ace Indian pacer Umesh Yadav was duped of Rs 44 lakhs by his friend-turned-manager on the pretext of purchasing a property in his name in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, a senior police official told UNI on Saturday.
According to the official Umesh Yadav had hired Shailesh Dutta Thakre, a resident of Koradi(Nagpur), as manager to look after his finances as the former was too busy with cricket.
Yadav assigned the responsibilities of managing his finances, properties and accounts to Thakre.
The Indian cricketer transferred Rs. 44 lakhs to Thakre from his SBI bank account for purchasing the property.
However, Thakre allegedly failed to manage any of the work entrusted to him by Yadav. He used the amount to purchase the property in his own name.
When Yadav asked him to return the amount, Thakre did not transfer the property to Yadav’s name.
Based on the complaint lodged by Yadav, Koradi police have booked Thakre under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC, the official said adding that further investigation is on.