A director with the realty group carved out separate companies and used Dhoni's endorsement without any formal agreement, says a lawyer representing miffed home buyers.
As part of the endorsement agreement, Dhoni appeared in advertisements of Amrapali projects between 2009 and 2015, which allegedly allured thousands of homebuyers to invest.
While homebuyers demand that MS Dhoni should be included as one of the conspirators of the real estate fraud, the 39-year-old has pleaded in the Supreme Court that he is a victim
The homebuyers alleged that Mahendra Singh Dhoni represented himself to be a brand ambassador of Amrapali and aggressively promoted its fraudulent activities, which lured buyers to invest in the said project.
The court had on August 13 asked the Noida and Greater Noida authorities to grant completion certificates to thousands of harassed homebuyers residing in various Amrapali projects
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar had also previously appeared for Amrapali in a Patna High Court case four years ago.
Rhiti Group, where MS Dhoni has stakes, say it received legitimate money from Amrapali group. But no response yet from firm in which Sakshi Dhoni is a director.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the darling and idol of millions. He is even a Territorial Army brand 'icon'. Dhoni even wore the Balidan logo on his gloves during the Cricket World Cup. It will be sad if Dhoni's association with Amrapali tarnishes his image
Supreme Court-appointed auditors have observed in their forensic report that Amrapali entered into dubious agreements with companies where former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni have major stakes
The Supreme Court has cancelled the lease agreement of Amrapali Group with both NOIDA and Greater NOIDA and has also appointed NBCC to complete the seven stalled realty projects of the group.
The central agency's zonal office in Lucknow filed a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) early this month after taking cognisance of at least 16 FIRs registered against the Amrapali Group by the Noida Police.
The SC bench also appointed senior advocate R Venkataramani as the court receiver in whom the rights of all the Amrapali properties will be vested after the cancellation of lease.
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