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Mahadev betting scam: ED summons Actor Sahil Khan in Rs 15,000 crore online betting scam

Case involves allegations of Rs 15,000 crore fraud, match-fixing, illegal hawala, and cryptocurrency transactions | Sourabh Chandrakar's extravagant wedding in the UAE earlier this year, costing around Rs 200 crore and paid entirely in cash, had drew the ED's attention

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- December 15th 2023 09:31 AM
Mahadev betting scam: ED summons Actor Sahil Khan in Rs 15,000 crore online betting scam

Mahadev betting scam: ED summons Actor Sahil Khan in Rs 15,000 crore online betting scam

Mahadev App betting case : The Special Investigating Team (SIT) of Mumbai's cyber cell probing the Rs 15,000 crore Mahadev App online betting case has summoned actor Sahil Khan and three others to appear for questioning on Friday.

The Dubai Police recently apprehended Ravi Uppal, a prime accused in the Mahadev App online betting case, following a red corner notice issued by Interpol at the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) request. Ravi Uppal, also an alleged co-promoter of the app, faces a money laundering case linked to allegations involving the outgoing Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.


Chandrakar and Uppal, originally from Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, are the main promoters operating from Dubai.

The Dubai authorities informed Indian officials of Ravi Uppal's arrest and expressed readiness to extradite him over his involvement in the alleged money laundering amounting to nearly Rs 6,000 crore. Red Corner notices were issued against Uppal and Sourabh Chandrakar, the other promoter, both in the UAE since October following a non-bailable warrant obtained by the ED.

Chandrakar's extravagant wedding in the UAE earlier this year, costing around Rs 200 crore and paid entirely in cash, drew the ED's attention. The Mahadev betting app case involves the allegations of Rs 15,000 crore fraud, match-fixing, illegal hawala, and cryptocurrency transactions.

The ED has named 14 individuals in connection with the case, alleging the Mahadev Online Book Betting app facilitated illegal betting, created user IDs, and laundered money through Benami bank accounts.

Chandrakar and Uppal, originally from Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, are the main promoters operating from Dubai. The ED's investigations spanned across multiple locations, leading to the seizure of illegal assets worth ₹417 crore and actions abroad.

The syndicate's alleged operations involve running panels across India remotely from abroad. The ED has conducted searches, made arrests, and uncovered major players involved in the money laundering operations associated with the Mahadev Online Book app.

The ED has named 14 individuals in connection with the case, alleging the Mahadev Online Book Betting app facilitated illegal betting, created user IDs, and laundered money through Benami bank accounts.

The ED's ongoing investigation aims to unravel the complex web of illegal betting activities and money laundering orchestrated by individuals overseas in collusion with associates in India.

- With inputs from agencies

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