Had work commitments on court dates: Gautam Gambhir on real estate cheating case

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday came up with the reasons for not appearing before the Delhi court that issued bailable warrant against him. The warrant was issued on Wednesday in a real estate project cheating case of Rudra Buildwell Realty Pvt Ltd and HR Infracity Pvt Ltd.

Gambhir said that he had work commitments on the date that was assigned to him to appear before the court. “Since last evening there’ve been media reports about bailable warrants issued against me for not appearing before the Court. I would like to clarify that dates for appearance in Court coincided either with my playing commitments for Delhi Ranji Team and/or other professional reasons,” he tweeted on Thursday evening.

The bailable warrant was issued against him after he failed to appear before the court “despite repeated summons”.

Gautam Gambhir was asked to appear before the court after 17 flat buyers complained against him for duping them of Rs 1.98 crore. In his defense, Gambhir tweeted that, he was merely a brand ambassador and additional director “for a while.” The complaint was launched against the promoters of the company and the company itself.

In a series of tweets, Gambhir said that all his sympathies are with people who have invested their to buy these flats and as a responsible citizen, he will do everything to help them.

The Delhi Court has given January 24, 2019 as the next date of hearing in the matter, as reported by PTI.