A Delhi court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against former Indian cricketer Mohd. Azharuddin in connection to a cheque bounce case.
The warrant was issued by Delhi Police after the cricketer-turned-Congress MP (Member of Parliament) failed to appear before a court in person.
Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid had issued the warrant against Azharuddin even as the cricketers counsel moved an exemption application on the basis that he was campaigning for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The court directed the cricketer to appear before the court in person on March 7.
Azharuddin wanted to sell a Mumbai-based property that is worth around Rs. 4.5 crore. The property is jointly owned by the cricketer and his wife Sangeeta Bijlani.
According to reports, Sanjay Solanki, a Delhi-based businessman, who had filed the complaint against Azharuddin, said that he had approached the cricketer to buy the property.
Solanki had paid Rs 1.5 crore in advance to Azharuddin after the deal was finalized.
However, Azharuddin refused to sell the property and decided to pay the money back to Solanki.
According to the complaint, Azharuddin had issued a cheque of Rs 1.5 crore to Solanki in 2008 but it bounced.
Hi cheque had bounced twice in 2009 and 2010.
Solanki had filed a complaint against Azharuddin.