Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has been issued a summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an online betting case.
This development has cast a shadow of scrutiny over several other prominent celebrities, including Tiger Shroff, Elli AvRam, Bharti Singh, and others.
Ranbir Kapoor, currently enjoying a successful phase in his career, has been summoned by the ED in relation to the Mahadev Online betting case. His appearance before ED officials is scheduled for October 6, 2023.
The Mahadev Book app, which is linked to the case, is currently the subject of investigation by law enforcement agencies.
According to reports, digital evidence has revealed a substantial flow of money through hawala transactions to an event management company, with significant cash payments made for hotel bookings.
Interestingly, Ranbir Kapoor is not the sole celebrity caught up in this legal entanglement. A host of other stars, including Tiger Shroff, Sunny Leone, Neha Kakkar, Atif Aslam, and more, may also find themselves summoned by the ED.
Just last month, the Enforcement Directorate, known for its investigations into financial fraud, seized assets worth ₹417 crore in connection with this online betting case.
The promoters of the Mahadev App, originally from Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, were allegedly operating four to five similar apps, collectively raking in a daily profit of around ₹200 crore, as per the agency’s findings.
Remarkably, the gaming app is orchestrated from a central headquarters in the UAE, with call centres also established in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Moreover, the investigation has revealed that substantial cash expenditures are being made in India for the advertising of betting websites, aimed at attracting new users and franchise seekers.