Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has been victim of a Rs. 44 Lakh fraud in the pretext of buying land. The accused who defrauded the star cricketer is none other than his ex-manager Shailesh Thakre. Umesh was duped in his hometown Nagpur and has booked a First Information Report (FIR). According to sources no arrest has been made yet.

The Back-story

As per the FIR recently lodged by Umesh against Thakre, it read that, soon after Umesh was selected as a member of the Indian cricket team, he appointed his friend  Sailesh Thakre as his manager on July 15, 2014, as the Thakre was unemployed.


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According to an official’s statement, the incident happened to go this way that, “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”.

Umesh Yadav was looking for land for buying in Nagpur and asked Thakre to investigate about the same in his home-town area. Thakre located a plot in a barren area. He told Umesh he would get it for ₹44 lakh. Umesh deposited ₹44 lakh in Thakre’s bank account. However, Thakre purchased the plot in his name.


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Umesh’s Action after the Incident

A police official said a case was registered against Shailesh Thakre for cheating on a complaint lodged by Umesh Yadav, a resident of Nagpur. Shailesh Thakre (37) is a resident of Koradi and has been an old friend of Umesh Yadav. Although an FIR has been registered against Thakre but no arrest is made yet.

Soon this whole incident in which Thakre purchased a land on his own name with the money Umesh deposited him, he asked Thakre to transfer the plot in his name but Thakre refused to oblige. He also refused to return the money.

An official released a statement that, “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.”


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