Gurgaon police have filed a lawsuit against former Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher and 11 others on charges of fraud and criminal conspiracy as a result of a court order. FIR was registered as a result of a complaint from a Delhi woman, accusing them of fraud.
Shafali Agarwal, a neighbor of Chattarpur Mini Farm in New Delhi, complained that she had booked an apartment on a project called Sharapova. A project tower was named after Schumacher, he said. The project was due to be completed by 2016, but was never launched, the complainant added.
He has accused international celebrities of being part of the scam through their association and promotion.
Earlier, he filed a complaint in Gurugram court with M / S Realtech Development and Infrastructure (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd, other developers, for cheating Sharapova and Schumacher about 80 lakh.
The complainant told the court that she and her husband had booked a residential apartment in a project called Sharapova in Sector 73, Gurgao, but the developer companies tricked them into putting money into their project, which they never wanted to hand over. .
“We found out about the project through advertisements and contacted the company’s management after making many false images and promises of the project,” he complained.
Sharapova and Schumacher conspired with buyers as promoters of the project, Ms. Agarwal complained that the former tennis star had visited the site and promised to open a tennis academy and sports shop.
“He was promoting the project mentioned in the brochure, and he also made false promises, made dinners with buyers, and all of that was done for the project, he never took it in stride,” the complaint reads.
FIR 34 (common intent), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (fraud) were registered under the IPC sections of the Badshahpur police station.
“According to the court order, the FIR has been registered and we are investigating the matter. The probe is underway,” said Inspector Dinkar, SHO of the police station.
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