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Mahadev betting app case: Shraddha Kapoor summoned today; Ranbir Kapoor requests extension

Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are among the celebrities scheduled for questioning regarding their involvement with the Mahadev app, which allegedly facilitates illegal betting

Written by  Annesha Barua -- October 06th 2023 10:47 AM
Mahadev betting app case: Shraddha Kapoor summoned today; Ranbir Kapoor requests extension

Mahadev betting app case: Shraddha Kapoor summoned today; Ranbir Kapoor requests extension

 Mahadev betting app case: Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Mahadev app case, which is alleged to facilitate illegal betting. While Ranbir Kapoor has requested a two-week extension to appear before the agency, it remains uncertain whether Shraddha Kapoor will attend today.

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, along with actors Huma Qureshi and Hina Khan, has also been summoned on different dates regarding the same case. All three have sought a two-week delay in their appearances. It's important to note that the celebrities are not accused in the case but are being questioned about their knowledge of the app's payment mechanisms.


Ranbir Kapoor, in particular, had featured in promotional advertisements for the Mahadev app and received substantial payments, some of which the ED claims were linked to proceeds from criminal activities.

The Mahadev app is accused of operating as an umbrella syndicate that facilitates illegal betting websites by enrolling new users, generating user IDs, and laundering money through a complex network of benami bank accounts, according to the ED. New online gaming regulations prohibit betting.

The company's promoters, Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal, based in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, operate from Dubai and manage several similar apps. It is alleged that they earned approximately Rs 200 crore per day from these operations.

To attract new users and franchise seekers, they reportedly spent substantial sums in cash on advertising betting websites in India. Last month, ED raids at 39 locations in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bhopal resulted in the seizure of assets worth Rs 417 crore in connection with the Mahadev betting app. The app came under ED scrutiny after Sourabh Chandrakar's Rs 200-crore wedding in the UAE, which was entirely paid in cash.

- With inputs from agencies

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