Delhi Capitals captain and Indian wicket keeper Rishabh Pant has filed a complaint saying he was duped out of Rs 1.63 crore by conman cricketer Mrinank Singh, who is currently under arrest for cheating a another businessman.
Haryana cricketer Mrinak lured Pant by claiming he started a business buying and selling luxury watches, bags, jewellery, mobile phones and other luxury items and that he could get them at huge discounts.
Notably, Pant, alongside his manager, Puneet Solanki, filed a lawsuit against Mrinank as he was cheated out of Rs 1.63 crore last year in February through an NSF cheque. The con cricketer also produced false credentials from several cricketers to deceive Pant, the complaint added.
Mrinank also told Pant that he could even resell his luxury items like watches, jewelry, and other items at a great price.
It is worth mentioning that Pant wanted to sell his Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Series watch worth Rs 36.25 lakh and Richard Mille worth Rs 62.60 lakh and handed over the two items to Mrinank. Moreover, Pant paid her more than Rs 2 crore to buy various luxuries.
However, Singh failed to secure the items and the deal was called off after a few months. Notably, the two parties came to a mutual oral settlement for Rs 1.63 crore and Singh gave him a check for said amount, but it bounced due to insufficient funds.
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According to Mid-day’s sources, Pant’s complaint said he was cheated by Mrinank Singh who produced fake credentials to gain the Team India player’s trust. The complaint added information about the expenses of the watches that were produced and noted a mutual oral settlement for INR 1.63 crore.
“In January 2021, Mrinank told Pant and Solanki that he started a business buying and selling luxury watches, bags, jewelry, 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 get them luxury watches and other accessories at good discounts and at very low prices. the complaint said.
“Believing the story of the defendant, Pant handed over a luxury watch and some jewelry in February 2021 to the defendant, which were purchased by him for Rs 65,70,731/- (Sixty Five Lakh Seventy Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Only One) for resale (sic)”, adds the complaint.
Meanwhile, Mrinank Singh was arrested by Juhu police earlier this month for allegedly cheating a local Mumbai businessman out of Rs 6 lakh. Last week, the Delhi-based Saket Court sent a notice to Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai to present Singh.
Sources say 23-year-old Mrinanak also tricked a director and several hotels with fake credentials