Former India U-19 captain Vijay Zol booked for kidnapping and fraud charges

image-ld18yubvVijay Zol captained India in U19 World Cup 2014 [Source: Twitter]

Former India Under-19 captain Vijay Zol found himself in legal trouble after getting booked for kidnapping, extortion, and rioting apart from under sections of the Indian Arms Act by an investment manager in Jalna on Tuesday. 

Apart from Zol, his brother and 18 other people were named in the FIR lodged by a 44-year-old man for asking him for lakhs of rupees, after investing in Crypto. 

The FIR states that Vijay and his brother entered the manager's house in Pune on January 5, kidnapped him to take him to his house in Jalna, who then transferred INR 1.09 crore before release, apart from asking for INR 10 crore as extortion money. 

As per TOI, the superintendent of police, Akshay Shinde, confirmed the same. 

"We have registered two FIRs based on the complaints from both sides. We are verifying all claims and allegations mentioned in the FIRs and will take appropriate action."

However, Vijay's father, Bhausaheb Zol, a senior criminal lawyer, has denied all allegations levelled against both his sons. 

Here's what he said

"My sons may have invested in the firm of the crypto currency investment manager but blaming them for kidnapping and extortion is absolutely wrong,

"Why would the kidnapped man be dropped by the abductors to his home in Jalna? Also, why has there been a delay of 10 days in registering the case?"

The 28-year-old top-order batter has played 15 First-Class, 19 List-A, and 25 T20 matches for Maharashtra, apart from playing for India-A and India U19.

The 2012 U19 World Cup winner featured in 3 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League 2014 edition.

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