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Ex-cricketer Mrinank Singh detained by Delhi for duping luxury hotels, Rishabh Pant

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By ETV Bharat English Team

Published : Dec 28, 2023, 4:03 PM IST

Updated : Dec 28, 2023, 4:09 PM IST

The Delhi police have finally caught former cricketer Mrinank Singh while fleeing the country after duping many luxury hotels with lakhs of rupees. It is noteworthy that Rishabh Pant, the star cricketer of Team India, is among his victims.

A young cricketer has crossed paths in his quest for a luxury lifestyle. Once he pretended to be an IPS officer and another time he committed fraud by impersonating an IPL cricketer.
Ex-cricketer Mrinank Singh detained by Delhi for duping luxury hotels, Rishab Panth

Hyderabad: A young cricketer has crossed paths in his quest for a luxury lifestyle. Once he pretended to be an IPS officer and another time he committed fraud by impersonating an IPL cricketer. He spent lakhs of rupees on luxury hotels. Team India cricketer Rishabh Pant is also among his victims. Finally, he was caught by the Delhi police while fleeing the country. The police were shocked to see the criminal behavior that was revealed during the investigation.

The Delhi police arrested 25-year-old former cricketer Mrinank Singh in the case of defrauding luxury hotels. Mrinank, who hails from Faridabad in Haryana, previously played for the state's under-19 team. After that, he stopped the game and started cheating. From 2014-18, he cheated many women and international brands by pretending to play for an IPL team.

In 2022 Mrinank stayed in a famous five-star hotel in Delhi for a week. He introduced himself to everyone as a popular cricketer. He left the hotel without paying the bill of Rs 5.53 lakhs. He said that his sponsor company would pay the bill when asked. Believing his words, the hotel staff shared their bank details. After that, he sent fake transaction details of the transfer of Rs 2 lakhs. Realising that they were cheated, the hotel management lodged a complaint with the police.

The Delhi police registered a case against him in August last year. Later, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him and a lookout circular was issued. In this order, when Mrinank arrived at the Delhi airport to go to Hong Kong on December 25, the immigration authorities detained him. Even then he tried to pose himself as a senior IPS officer. Finally, the immigration officials handed him over to the Delhi police.

Putting Rishabh Pant in a trap...

When he was interrogated, more frauds unravelled. Mrinank is known to have cheated many hotels and resorts by pretending to be an ADGP officer of Karnataka. Earlier, the police found that he had cheated Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant as well. He lured Pant by saying that he was dealing in luxury products and selling them at a low price. It is known that between 2020 and 21, Rs 1.63 crore was taken from him. As a result, the police revealed that Pant had filed a complaint against him last year. At present, the police have taken Mrinank into custody and are interrogating him.

Also read: Rishabh Pant duped of Rs 1.63 crores by ex-cricketer

Last Updated :Dec 28, 2023, 4:09 PM IST
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