The villager claimed that he sold off his property and handed over the money in full to one of the two brothers after they promised his son’s selection in IPL team.
DEHRADUN: An Uttarakhand villager was cheated of Rs. 75 lakh allegedly by two men who promised his son’s selection in the Indian Premier League (IPL) team.
Hakam Singh, who lives in Purola, filed an FIR against two brothers Ankit Rawat and Sandeep Rawat alleging fraud.
“We have filed a case of fraud against two men and are looking out for them,” a police official told news agency ANI.
Mr Singh claimed that he sold off his property and handed over the money in full to Ankit Rawat. However, when his son did not get selected in the IPL team even after a month, he went back to him to claim his money, but was refused.
The two brothers reportedly organised Khel Mahakumbh (a sports event), in which Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh had been invited as the chief guest. This lured Mr Singh into thinking that the two brothers can get his son selected in the IPL team.
In another incident, two people from Purola took away Rs. 10 lakh from another villager selling a similar dream.
The Director-General (DG) of police told news agency ANI that the Raiwala police station has filed a complaint in this matter too and is on the lookout for the accused.