Ranchi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has initiated legal action against his ex-business partner. Dhoni has lodged a criminal case, alleging fraudulent activities amounting to Rs. 15 crores against his former associates, Mihir Diwakar and Soumya Vishwash of Asrka Sports and Management Limited, at the Ranchi Court in connection to a business agreement forged in 2017.
As per Dhoni’s allegations, Mihir Diwakar entered into an agreement with him in 2017 to establish cricket academies bearing the cricketer’s name both in India and overseas. Dhoni asserts that Diwakar received funds for this venture but failed to fulfill the agreed-upon responsibilities. Despite multiple summons issued by Dhoni to Aarka Sports on August 15, 2021, requesting the withdrawal of the letter of acceptance and the return of the funds, no corrective actions were taken. The fraudulent actions have resulted in a financial loss of 15 crore rupees for Dhoni, prompting him to pursue legal recourse by filing a criminal case against Mihir and Soumya.