Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against shoe businessman Kamlesh Parikh and his son Dhruv Parikh under IPC section 406 for criminal breach of trust. Chopra has alleged that the Parikhs deceived him by promising investment in a sports shoe business.
The FIR was lodged at the Hariparwat police station, stating that Chopra had given Dhruv Parikh a sum of Rs 57.8 lakh for investment in their sports shoe business. A formal agreement was made, and Dhruv was to return the money within 30 days with a 20% profit. Post-dated cheques were provided for recovery. However, after a year, only Rs 24.5 lakh was returned, and two cheques were dishonoured.
Despite attempts to resolve the issue through legal notices, the Parikhs failed to fulfil their obligations, leaving Chopra with the task of recovering the principal amount of Rs 33.3 lakh.
Chopra alleges that he spoke to Dhruv’s father, Kamlesh, who promised to honour the agreement on his son’s behalf but failed to do so. Both father and son ceased communication, making the recovery of the principal amount a challenge.
Station House Officer Arvind Kumar confirmed that the provided documents and evidence are being examined, and further action will be taken after the investigation. The accused will also be summoned for questioning.
This is not the first time the Parikhs have faced legal troubles. Earlier this year, they were accused by the father of cricketer Deepak Chahar of cheating and swindling Rs 10 lakh in a supposed business venture. The complaint also mentioned verbal abuse and threats when asked to return the money.