ED Summons Ranbir Kapoor in Connection with Online Betting App Case

In addition to Ranbir Kapoor, several other Indian and Pakistani celebrities, including Tiger Shroff, Sunny Leone, Neha Kakkar, Atif Aslam, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, have come under the scrutiny of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The ED has summoned actor Ranbir Kapoor in connection with the Mahadev online betting app case. Kapoor is required to appear before the agency on October 6. This case is part of a money laundering investigation against the founders of the Mahadev betting app, Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal. The ED had previously seized proceeds of crime worth ₹417 crore in the money laundering investigation.

Ranbir Kapoor, functioning as a social media influencer, promoted the online betting app and allegedly received compensation in exchange for endorsing and engaging in promotional activities on behalf of the Mahadev betting app.

Furthermore, besides Ranbir Kapoor, the ED is also looking into the involvement of other Indian and Pakistani celebrities such as Tiger Shroff, Sunny Leone, Neha Kakkar, Atif Aslam, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for attending Sourabh Chandrakar’s wedding in Dubai, according to a report from India Today.

The Mahadev betting app case has seen ED conducting raids in multiple cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bhopal, with regard to Mahadev betting app and its alleged money laundering networks. The central agency has already seized ₹417 crore worth of proceeds of crime during its investigation.

Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal initiated the app and website, offering activities that are illegal in India, such as online casinos and betting platforms. Although the app is banned in India, the two individuals continue to operate their business in several other countries.

Additionally, the central agency and Chhattisgarh police issued Look Out Circulars against both accused in August. According to the India Today report, Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal are currently in the United Arab Emirates. They attempted to visit Australia last month but were denied entry due to the ongoing money laundering investigation in India.

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