Virat Kohli not involved in call-centre scam

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has his name come under car sale scams recently which lead to speculations that he too was involved it which was related to the recent call centre scam in Thane.

But the police who are investigating the case have dismissed the speculations as they confirmed that there is no involvement of Virat Kohli. The cricketer has sold his Audi R-8, a long time ago, to Sagar Thakkar a.k.a Shaggy who is the kingpin in the scam which led to all these speculations.


A source within Thane Police said, “According to our investigation, Shaggy’s girlfriend is a huge Virat Kohli fan. As a gesture on her birthday, he wanted to surprise her with this gift as it belonged to the cricketer. The exact price of the vehicle is Rs 3 crore, which is the ongoing market price. However, Virat’s representatives sold the car for Rs 2.5 crore to him. Both the cricketer and his representatives were in touch with him about the car’s sale, but were completely unaware about his background. It is purely co-incidental.”

Thane Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh also shed his views about this issue where he issued a statement in which he said, “Please don’t blow the matter out of proportion, there is no way Virat or his representatives would know that he was running a racquet. It is a purely co-incidental matter.”


According to Thane police, it is speculated that Thakkar is said to be staying in a hideout in Dubai as the police is trying to arrest him.


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