Mahadev App Betting Scam: After Ranbir Kapoor, Actors Huma Qureshi, Kapil Sharma Summoned By ED; Deets Inside

Mahadev App Betting Scam

Mahadev App Betting Scam: After Ranbir Kapoor, the Enforcement Directorate has now issued summons to actors Kapil Sharma, Huma Qureshi, and Hina Khan in connection with the Mahadev betting app case.

The Mahadev betting app had come under scrutiny earlier this year, in February, following a lavish wedding worth ₹200 crore in the UAE, which saw many celebrity performances.

The probe agency has summoned Huma Qureshi and Hina Khan for allegedly promoting the Mahadev betting app, and Kapil Sharma for attending the success party of the app in Dubai last September.

Officials say that the Mahadev Online Book Betting app is an umbrella syndicate that accelerates illegal betting websites to enrol new users and also create user IDs. It also launders money through a complex web of benami bank accounts.

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It is also reported that the firm's operations are run from Dubai by its owners, Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppalis, and that senior government functionaries were bribed by calling it 'protection money'.

The online betting app is being investigated by the ED and police departments of several states. Around 39 locations were raided, and illegal assets worth ₹417 crore in connection with the case have been seized. Raipur's special PMLA court has issued a non-bailable warrant against the suspects.

Several top Bollywood actors and singers have come under ED's radar in connection with the probe into the Mahadev online betting case. Recently, actor Ranbir Kapoor was summoned for allegedly carrying out promotional activities for the app. The actor has asked for two weeks to appear before the agency in person.

Chandrakar's wedding, which happened in Ras Al-Khaimah, was paid entirely in cash,leading to ED's doubt. The ED suspects that he arranged for private jets to ferry family members from Nagpur to the UAE and also paid celebrities to perform at the wedding venue.

Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate stated that it had identified the important people involved in the money laundering operations. Last month, four people were arrested in Chhattisgarh, including the chief liaisoner of the betting syndicate.

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