Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag’s wife has filed a cheating case against her business partners.
In her complaint to the police last month, Aarti Sehwag alleged that her business partners forged her signature to take a loan of Rs 4.5 crore from another firm and later defaulted on the payment.
“The accused persons approached the creditors without any consent and knowledge of the complainant … and availed loan of Rs 4.5 crore from them,” Aarti alleged.
She said the accused influenced the creditors by using her husband Virender Sehwag’s name and later forged her signatures on the tripartite agreement.
Two postdated cheques were issued to the creditors. The firm later failed to pay back the loan amount.
“Due to the default, the creditors invoked the arbitration clause and filed a complaint in the court. During the proceeding, it was shocking for the complainant to see her signature and partite agreement, which she had never signed,” it added.
Based on Aarti’s complaint, the police has registered an FIR against the accused under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly), 468 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Virender and Aarti got married in 2004.