Gautam Gambhir Discharged Of All Charges In Cheating Case
New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir was absolved of all charges in a case of an alleged breach of trust and cheating flat buyers by a Delhi court on Thursday.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh sent the file back to the District Judge for transferring the matter to the court having jurisdiction as the magistrate’s court was constituted exclusively to deal with matters in which MP/MLAs were an accused, according to news agency IANS.
Through a supplementary charge-sheet in September last year, the police had filed the case against Gautam Gambhir and several others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for criminal breach of trust, “cheating” and “criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention”.
Over 50 flat buyers have lodged the complaint alleging that they booked flats in a real estate project in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram in 2011 but it did not take off, reported IANS.
Gambhir was serving as a director and brand ambassador of the joint project of Rudra Buildwell Realty Pvt Ltd and HR Infracity Pvt Ltd, against which the case was lodged in 2016.