Harbhajan Singh files complaint against Chennai-based businessman for fraud

The businessman is seeking anticipatory bail in the case from Madras High Court.

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Veteran India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Harbhajan Singh has filed a complaint about fraud against a Chennai based businessman. He gave a loan to the businessman named G Mahesh.

The issue got highlighted after the businessman approached the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case. The bail was filed through his counsels K Surendar and Chenthoori Pugazendhi, which is pending before the Madras high court now.

The India cricketer met Mahesh in Chennai through a common friend. As per Harbhajan's complaint, he paid four crores to Mahesh as a loan. Later when the cricketer tried to reach the businessman, he delayed and avoided repaying the money. 

Even a cheque of Rs 25 lakh was issued by Mahesh to Harbhajan on August 18, bounced due to insufficient funds.

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Harbhajan took the matter to Chennai Police Commissioner on his recent visit to the city, and now the petition has been forwarded to Neelankarai assistant commissioner of police Visveshvaraiah for a detailed inquiry. The ACP summoned Mahesh to appear before him for an inquiry. 

Mahesh, in his affidavit, stated that he issued an immovable property at Thalambur as security before getting a loan from Harbhajan. Later, a general power of attorney deed was also executed in Harbhajan Singh’s favor in 2015.

Harbhajan is not playing the upcoming IPL 2020 citing personal reasons. 


By Sihyeu Singh - 10 Sep, 2020

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