Tushar Arothe, former Indian coach under police investigation

Tushar Arothe

The Vadodara police, last Saturday (March 2), hired former Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe after finding out that Rs 1 million was his house. The police seized the entire amount before filing a lawsuit against the former coach.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) reportedly recovered a huge pile of cash stored in ‘grey bags’ at the residence of Tushar Arothe in Pratapgunj area of ​​Vadodara. Apart from recovering Rs 1 crore from the coach’s house, the police also seized around Rs 38 lakh from two of his acquaintances.

Tushar Arothe was in charge of the Indian women’s team when they enjoyed a dream run in the 2017 World Cup and reached the final before losing to hosts England. However, she has been attracting attention for all the wrong reasons since she left office in 2018. She has been involved in several criminal cases since she parted ways with the Indian team.

“We received information that a huge amount of cash had reached Arothe’s house, following which we reached his residence. We found a bag full of cash amounting to Rs 1.01 million. We also found another Rs 38 lakh from two of her acquaintances,” SOG inspector VS Patel was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

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The inspector further revealed that the police had booked Tushar Arothe under CrPC 102. He also revealed that the former Indian women’s team coach received the money from his son Rishi and could not give a satisfactory answer when asked about the huge amount.

“Arothe’s son Rishi had sent him the cash. When we asked him about the cash on Sunday, Arothe could not give a satisfactory answer. So, we seized the cash and lodged a case under CrPC 102 at Sayajigunj police station,” the inspector said.

At the moment, neither Tushar Arothe nor his acquaintances have been arrested. However, the former cricketer will have to explain about the money in court. The latest case has only expanded their confrontations with justice due to financial scandals.

In 2019, he was one of 19 people arrested at a local cafe for their alleged involvement in an IPL betting racket. The court later granted the accused bail. Before becoming a coach, Tushar Arothe plied his trade in Baroda in first-class cricket. An all-rounder, he played 114 first-class matches and 51 List A matches. He scored over 6000 runs and took 225 wickets in red-ball cricket before retiring in 2003.