A Delhi court on Wednesday issued a bailable warrant against former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir for non-appearance in a cheating case.
Gambhir, who recently retired from cricket, is facing allegations of cheating, misappropriation and conspiracy by one Rudra Buildwell’s project. Gambhir was a director and the brand ambassador of the project.
The court has now directed him to appear on 24 January, next year.
“Considering the fact that accused Gautam Gambhir has not been appearing in this case repeatedly and he has not appeared even despite dismissal of his exemption application on last date of hearing, therefore, issue bailable warrant for Rs 10,000 against the accused with one surety in the like amount for next date of hearing,” Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana was quoted by PTI.
A report by India Today said that as many as 17 home buyers had alleged that they paid around Rs 1.98 crore to book flats in an upcoming project at Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram area in 2011 but the housing project did not take off.
A case was filed in 2016 for allegedly duping people of Rs 1.98 crore on the pretext of booking apartments in the housing project.
The complainants alleged that they decided to invest their money in the project since the project was extensively promoted and advertised and ‘Gambhir, as the brand ambassador, helped in attracting and inviting buyers to invest in the project.’