Former Ranji cricketer Nagraju Budumuru defrauded 60 companies for INR 3 crore while posing as YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Significantly, the 28-year-old called a municipal electronics employee last year while pretending to be Reddy’s personal assistant and asked him to sponsor Ricky Bhui, who has recently performed admirably for Andhra.
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Nagraju Budumuru called the managing director of that chain of stores and pretended to be the chief minister of Andhra, asking for Rs 12 lakh to sponsor the young batsman Ricky Bhui. He even used certain falsified documents to falsely prove his identity while defrauding the business.
After sending the funds to Nagraju Budumuru, the corporation waited for the cricket organization to respond before filing the complaint. According to the police, Budumuru has defrauded over Rs 3 crore so far and has cheated over 60 companies so far since 2018. Also, the police have collected from him approximately Rs 7.7 lakh, and the suspect is said to have admitted guilt.
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Nagraju Budumuru is imprisoned due to his desire for a wealthy lifestyle:
Incidentally, after a thorough investigation and questioning, police retrieved almost INR 7.6 lakh. According to a report from the cybercrime division, Budumuru reached rock bottom in 2018 after failing to live up to expectations, and it was then that he began to long for his opulent lifestyle. Budumuru started fooling others to keep up with it.
“When he stopped doing well on the field after 2018, he started missing the luxurious lifestyle that he had become used to. That was his primary motive behind conning people under various pretexts,” an official from the cyber police was quoted as saying in the report.
Nagraju Budumuru was selected to represent Andhra Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy in 2014 after displaying a lot of promise in his early years of cricket. He was on the state squad for a while, but he was unable to defend his spot. While he was a member of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Indian Premier League team, he was never given the opportunity to make his league debut.
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