Former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammed Azharuddin. (Photo Credit: IANS/File)
New Delhi :
Former Indian cricket team skipper and ex-MP Mohammed Azharuddin has rubbished the false FIR against him for allegedly duping a travel agent of more than Rs 20 lakh. The former cricketer said that people behind the act did it only to be in news and said that he will file defamation notice of Rs 100 crore. “I strongly rubbish the false FIR filed against me in Aurangabad. I’m consulting my legal team and would be taking action as necessary,” Azharuddin said.
A case has been filed against Azharuddin and two others for allegedly cheating a local travel agent of around Rs 20 lakh, a police official said.
"We have lodged a first information report against Mujeeb Khan (Aurangabad), Sudheesh Avikkal (Kerala), Mohammed Azharuddin (Hyderabad). No arrests have been made and further investigations are underway," Investigating Officer AD Nagre, of the City Chowk police station, was quoted as saying by IANS.
I strongly rubbish the false FIR filed against me in Aurangabad. I’m consulting my legal team, and would be taking actions as necessary pic.twitter.com/6XrembCP7T— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) January 22, 2020
According to the report, the complaint has been lodged by 49-year-old Shahab Y Mohammed, proprietor of Danish Tours & Travels. Shahab is a former executive of the now-defunct Jet Airways. The compliant said Avikkal booked various international flights like Turin-Paris, Turin-Amsterdam, Copenhagen-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Manchester, Amsterdam-Zagreb, etc in various names. Most of the tickets booked by Avikkal were business class. He along with Azharuddin traveled to Paris where they met three other people and booked other tickets.
Shahab Y Mohammed said that Avikkal insisted it was an emergency and he would pay the ticket charges later. Shahab agreed for it after Mujeeb Khan - the personal secretary to Azharuddin - gave an assurance on Avikkal's behalf.
Mohammed tried to speak with the cricketer and Khan but they evaded him. Meanwhile, Avikkal said that he was clearing the full payment of Rs 21,45,000 in favour of the travel agency. But till date, no payments have been made to him.