Rahul Dravid duped of Rs 4 cr, files complaint

Former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid has lodged a complaint against a Bengaluru-based firm for allegedly cheating him of Rs 4 crores, police said.

“Dravid had lodged a complaint with us two days back against Vikram Investment Company for cheating him of Rs 4 crores,” Sadashivanagar police inspector Naveen told.

Though there were reports of many sportspersons and other celebrities being duped by the company, Dravid has been the first to lodge a complaint.

A couple of weeks ago, the police had arrested five persons, including a former sports journalist, for allegedly duping several people of crores of rupees through Vikram Investment Company.

The company’s owner Raghavendra Sreenath and agents Sutram Suresh (a former journalist), Narasimhamurthy, K.C Nagaraj and Prahlad were arrested, Naveen said.

Dravid, in his complaint, alleged that he had invested Rs 20 crores in the company in 2014 on assurance of getting higher returns, but was yet to get back Rs 4 crores to match his principal investment.

“Dravid has got Rs 16 crores, but he is yet to receive the remaining Rs 4 crores. The cricketer has submitted relevant documents in this regard,” Naveen said.