The Burman household of Dabur group has denied any involvement or function in an unlawful cricket betting app as alleged by the Mumbai police in a grievance filed final week.
“We’ve not acquired any formal communication on any such FIR. Nevertheless, we’ve got sighted the FIR which is being circulated to media homes. The FIR is patently false and baseless. Nothing could possibly be farther from the reality than as wrongly said within the FIR,” stated a spokesperson for the household, referring to a police doc referred to as a primary data report.
As per the FIR of November 7, the Mumbai police have registered a grievance in opposition to 32 individuals together with the promoter of the Mahadev app underneath varied sections of fraud and playing. The police have named Mohit Burman, chairman of the enterprise group, Gaurav Burman, a director of the group, and others within the FIR.
The Burman household spokesperson stated from a duplicate of the FIR that’s being circulated within the media, they’ve famous that allegations are being made that Mohit and Gaurav are instantly associated to a few of the accused. There’s an “unseen – Exhibit F” which appears to put out some so-called relationships,” stated the spokesperson.
“Mohit Burman and Gaurav Burman don’t even know or have ever met the accused talked about within the FIR being circulated selectively within the media,” the spokesperson stated.
“Curiously, the FIR comes at a time when the Burman Household has sought to extend its present shareholding of 21.24 per cent in Religare Enterprises and launched a reputable open supply underneath the SEBI Takeover Code. As a part of this, the Burman Household dropped at the discover of the Board and the regulators sure governance points being perpetrated by Rashmi Saluja, the present Chairman [of Religare],” stated the assertion.
“This FIR is nothing however a step provoked by vested pursuits in an try to dam the acquisition of Religare Enterprises by the Burman Household.
“The Burman Household stays shocked at these ‘arm twisting’ strikes, that are grossly unlawful. Nonetheless, we stay resolute that we’ll proceed with our acquisition of Religare Enterprises as contemplated,” it stated.
First Printed: Nov 14 2023 | 4:09 PM IST