Celebrity Cricket League team Bhojpuri Dabanggs’s owner arrested in cheating case

The Mohali police Saturday arrested Anand Bihari Yadav, the owner of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) team Bhojpuri Dabanggs, for allegedly cheating a man of Rs 4.15 crore on the pretext of investment.

The police team arrested Yadav from a hotel in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur before a CCL match. He was produced in a court Tuesday and remanded in police custody for two days. Yadav was booked in the cheating case on December 15, 2022, after Muktesh Dewan, a resident of Dhakoli, approached the police with a complaint in September.

In his complaint, Dewan said Yadav had lured him into investing in an airline, Avika Airlines Private Limited. Dewan told the police that he was made a director in Avika Airlines Private Limited by Yadav, with 10.15 per cent shareholding.

Dewan said he had borrowed money from his relatives to give it to Yadav but when he demanded it back, Yadav made excuses. The FIR was registered under sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Eight teams represented their respective film industries in Celebrity Cricket League 2022. They are Telugu Warriors, Karnataka Bulldozers, Chennai Rhinos, Kerala Strikers, Bengal Tigers, Bhojpuri Dabanggs, Mumbai Heroes and Punjab De Sher.

On March 18, Karnataka Bulldozers and Telugu Warriors are set to play the first semifinal, followed by the second semifinal between Bhojpuri Dabanggs Mumbai Heroes.