MS Dhoni moves to Supreme Court over the cheating case
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has approached the Supreme Court seeking possession of the property developed by Amrapali group. He pleaded the apex court to include his name in the list of creditors of the real estate company. He also stated that he had booked the penthouse in Amrapali Safari in Ranchi.
The cricketer purchased the five-BHK penthouse with a family lounge in Noida’s Sector 45 in 2009 for just Rs 20 lakh when the market price was above Rs 1.25 crore. He also endorsed the real estate company from 2009 to 2016. Last month, Dhoni had approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Amrapali Group to pay him ₹40 crore due towards his services to the real estate company as a brand ambassador. However, the former skipper has said that he has been cheated, as the real estate company did not clear his outstanding and also did not grant possession of the penthouse.
“It is respectfully submitted here that the price paid by that the price paid by the applicant is certainly not a paltry amount and anyway that was lesser due to the applicant being associated with the Amrapali group as their brand ambassador It is also important to point out here that inadequacy of the consideration cannot be a ground to question the otherwise genuine agreement, moreover in the background of the facts that the applicant has also been duped by the Amrapali group like other homebuyers and creditors and in fact most viciously,” Dhoni said in his application.
On January 25, the court directed the government-owned NBCC (India) Ltd and has sent its CMD Anil Sharma and two directors Shiv Deewani and Ajay Kumar to police custody on February 28.