Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been embroiled in legal trouble after allegedly failing to list his property in Goa with the Tourism Department.

The former all-rounder has been summoned for a hearing which is scheduled for December 8. Yuvi had put up his villa, ‘Casa Singh’, located at Morjim in North Goa, for homestay online without registering it with relevant authorities. 

The villa, which has three bedrooms and as much bathrooms, was up as a homestay for a rental of Rs 1,212 a night excluding GST and other taxes.

The Tourism Department has asked the former southpaw to appear before the deputy director on December 8 at 11 am to defend his interest.

A surprise inspection was conducted by department officials at the bungalow on November 11. Subsequently a notice was served to the former flamboyant cricketer.

 “A notice is hereby given to you as to why penal action should not be initiated against you for default in registration under the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1982,” the notice read.

As per the legal notice, if no reply is received within the mentioned date, it will be assumed that the grounds mentioned in this notice are correct and on such assumption under Section 22 or in violation of any of the provisions of this Act one shall be punishable with a fine which may extend up to Rs 1 lakh.