Bollywood A-Listers Tiger Shroff, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Neha Kakkar & others to face summons in betting scandal
ED's probe extends to Bollywood as top actors and singers have been named in the Mahadev betting case.
Published: Saturday,Sep 16, 2023 09:06 AM GMT-06:00
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to summon several prominent Bollywood actors and singers as part of their ongoing investigation into the Mahadev online betting case.
According to a report from India Today, actors and singers named were, Tiger Shroff, Sunny Leone, Neha Kakkar, Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Asgar, Vishal Dadlani, Elli AvrRam, Bharti Singh, Bhagyashree, Kriti Kharbanda, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Krushna Abhishek, and Sukhwinder Singh.
For the unversed, the Mahadev Book app, an online betting platform, is currently under investigation by the ED and multiple state police departments. According to digital evidence obtained by the Enforcement Directorate, Rs 112 crore was transferred through hawala channels to an event management company, while Rs 42 crore in cash was used to pay for hotel bookings.
A video from Sourabh Chandrakar's wedding reportedly shows several Bollywood figures in attendance. Reports further stated that the success party of the app, held last year in September and organized by Chandrakar and co-promoter Ravi Uppal, is also underway. This event was attended by various Bollywood actors and singers who are now under the ED's scrutiny.
Sources suggest that these Bollywood personalities received cash payments through hawala channels from event management firms for their participation in both events.
The promoters of the company are originally from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, and the Mahadev Online Book Betting application is part of an umbrella syndicate that facilitates online platforms for illegal betting websites. The investigation into this high-profile case continues.