NEFOWA requests for investigation in MS Dhoni-Amrapali connection
Based on forensic auditors’ report on Amrapali Group that embattled real estate group entered into ‘sham agreement’ with firms linked to Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni to 'illegally divert' money, the home buyers on Thursday urged Union Urban Development Ministry for investigation in the matter.
The home buyers, under the banner of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA), on Thursday wrote a letter to Union Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, requesting to conduct investigation against the companies named in forensic auditors’ report.
“Forensic auditors have told the court that Amrapali group has intentionally tied up with Dhoni and his wife Sakshi’s firm Rhiti Sports and diverted home buyers’ money. Based on the report, we request the Union Ministry of Urban Development to order for an inquiry by an independent investigative agency,” letter read.
On July 23, forensic auditors Ravi Bhatia and Pawan Kumar submitted before the court that Amrapali Group diverted money to Amrapali Mahi Developers Private Limited and Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited.
In its submission, forensic auditors told the court, “During 2009-2015, Rhiti Sports received a total of Rs 42.22 crore from Amrapali Group, of which, Rs 6.52 crore was paid by Amrapali Sapphire Developers Private Limited.”
The court appointed forensic auditors further stated that several agreements were done by Amrapali Group with RSMPL, including one of November 22, 2009, under which Dhoni would make himself available to the chairman for three days along with one representative of RSMPL.
However, forensic auditors also said, “There are no documents held on record for compliance of this condition.”
“This clearly shows that these agreements have just been made for payment to Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited Company are sham agreements and made just for making payment to RSMPL,” Ravi Bhatia and Pawan Kumar told the court.
Forensic auditors finding reports further read, “We feel that home buyers’ money have been diverted illegally and wrongly to RSMPL and should be recovered from them as the said agreement in our opinion does not stand the test of law.”