Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has more often been in the news for several controversies not only on-field but also off it. On this occasion, a Chennai-based businessman cheated Harbhajan Singh, embezzling a mammoth amount of INR four crores. It has come to light that the prolific off-spinner has registered a complaint with the Chennai police for the same.
Earlier, Harbhajan Singh decided to pull out from the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Turbanator, who joined Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2018, is one of the most experienced players in the tournament’s history. In 160 games, the 40-year old has bagged 150 wickets at 26.55. He cited personal reasons as his justification behind his decision to pull out from the cash-rich competition. It will cost him INR 2 crores that the yellow army shelled out.
As per Harbhajan Singh, he met the businessman through a mutual friend and loaned the amount to named G Mahesh back in 2015. Over the years, the off-spinner kept approaching him for payment; however, he kept on delaying it. Last month, G Mahesh issued a cheque of INR 25 lakh to Bhajji, which bounced due to insufficient funds. Hence, Harbhajan lodged a formal complaint with the police in this case.
Harbhajan Singh’s case being handled by assistant commissioner of police:
As per a report from Times of India, G Mahesh, the businessman, approached the Madras High Court, requesting for anticipatory bail. The petition got forwarded to Neelankarai assistant commissioner of police Visveshvaraiah to look into the matter while ACP already convoked him for an inquiry. The request for anticipatory bail stands pending currently.
G Mahesh has stated in his affidavit that he took a loan from the experienced cricketer after issuing an immovable property at Thalambur as collateral. As per his statement, all pending dues were cleared and paid to the Punjab off-spinner.