Curated By: Shrishti Negi
Last Updated: October 04, 2023, 15:56 IST
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is currently awaiting the release of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal, has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in Mahadev Betting scam on October 6. According to reports, 17 other Bollywood celebrities are also under the ED scanner for their involvement in the alleged case.
For the unversed, owners of the Mahadev online betting app are suspected to have links in Pakistan apart from association with local businessmen and hawala operations, Enforcement Directorate sources recently told News18. The ED, which has been investigating the betting scam, will be seeking cooperation from global anti-money laundering agencies based on fresh details unearthed, sources added.
The company promoted by Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal, which was running operations from Dubai, was allegedly using the online book betting application to enrol new users, create user IDs and launder money through a layered web of benami bank accounts. The monetary value of the scam is already estimated to have reached Rs 5,000 crore and may rise further as the investigation progresses.