Commonwealth Games gold medallist athlete Krishna Poonia and her husband Virendra Poonia were allegedly duped of R6.03 lakh by a Bhilwara-based multi-level marketing company.
The agents of Saajan Jewellers — Prem Prakash Agrawal and Balbeer contacted Poonia's brother-in-law Vinod in November 2010 and lured him into investment schemes.
They also said that the company was keen to make Krishna Poonia its brand ambassador and would sponser her for Olympics. On the promise of a handsome return, Vinod gave cheques of Rs 6.03 lakh.
Last year, a case of cheating was registered against the firm with a local police station, following which Vinod contacted the agents and demanded the money back. They handed over two cheques of R2.5 lakh each but the cheques bounced after which he filed a case against the firm and its agents on Monday.
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