Former Ranji Trophy participant held for duping Surat cricketer of Rs 27 lakh

Surat Financial Offence wing January 26 arrested former Ranji Trophy participant from Himachal Pradesh Sapna Randhawa for allegedly duping a cricketer in Surat of Rs 27.10 lakh by promising him alternatives to play national-level tournaments.

In keeping with police, Bhavik Patel, a cricketer taking part in at Lalbhai Cricket Academy in Surat, had lodged a criticism towards Randhawa with the Surat metropolis Crime Department January 20.

In his criticism, Patel had alleged that Sapna had taken Rs 27.10 lakh from him to let him play Ranji trophy cricket matches, single match of T-20, three one-day matches, and two matches of check cricket.

Patel claimed that he had solely performed a single Ranji trophy match from Nagaland Cricket Affiliation towards Jharkhand Cricket affiliation staff, in 2019 in Hyderabad. When he requested Randhawa about different matches, she gave totally different excuses and later stopped selecting his telephone calls, Patel, alleged.

Randhawa was dropped at Surat on transit remand and was produced earlier than Surat district courtroom on Thursday. The Surat courtroom remanded her in two-day police custody.

Giving extra particulars concerning the case, Surat Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Tomar stated, “Bhavik Patel was launched to Sapna Randhawa by one Ram Chauhan, who had organised a cricket event in Hathras of Uttar Pradesh in 2018, wherein Patel additionally performed. Randhawa informed Patel that he has to pay money to play in national-level cricket tournaments. Sapna and others has ready pretend paperwork of Bhavik Patel and let him play a match from Nagaland Cricket Affiliation in Ranji trophy match towards Jharkhand at Hyderabad.”

He added, “We’ve got additionally sought assist from BCCI to get extra particulars on this case… There are few extra folks on this gang who’re presently absconding, however we are going to arrest them quickly This gang has duped round 20 youths of various states of Rs 75 lakh in the identical method.”

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