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Rishabh Pant duped of lakhs of rupees in the name of luxury items

By Alan

May 23, 2022

India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has been duped by Haryana player Mrigank Singh. Pant and his manager, Puneet Solanki, have filed a case against the uncapped Indian player for the amount of INR 1,63,00, 000. The duo has claimed that Singh duped them of the said amount in February last year through a bounced cheque. The Saket Court has issued to the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai in the name of the accused.

Notably, the accused has been jailed in connection with a different conning case. Earlier this month, he was been arrested for duping a Mumbai-based businessman for an amount of INR six Lakhs. Talking about the Pant’s case, he was looking to buy a Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Series watch. He had paid Rs 36,25,120 for a Crazy Colour Watch alongside Rs 62,60,000 for a Richard Mille watch.

As per the reports in Mid-day, the wicketkeeper batter’s trust was earned by the accused on the pretext of false references. The complaint says that the accused told the Delhi-born player that the former had started the business of buying and selling watches. The accused pretended that he can acquire luxury watches and other accessories at a discounted price. The complaint also says that India player has paid a sum of 65,70,71 INR.

“In January 2021, Mrinank told Pant and Solanki that he had started a business of buying and selling luxury watches, bags, jewellery, etc. He gave references to several cricketers to whom he claimed to have sold the goods. He falsely represented to Pant and his manager that he could procure luxury watches and other accessories for them at good discounts and very cheap prices” the complaint stated.

“Believing in the story of the accused, Pant handed over a luxury watch and few jewellery items in the month of Feb 2021 to the accused, that were purchased by him for Rs 65,70,731/- (Sixty Five Lakh Seventy Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty One only) for resale (sic),” the complaint added.