The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned actor Ranbir Kapoor in the Mahadev online betting app case, pertaining to a money laundering probe against the founders of the Mahadev betting app, Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal.
Earlier, the ED seized INR 417 crore worth of proceeds of crime in the money laundering probe.
Ranbir Kapoor has been asked to be present in front of the agency on 6 October.
Ranbir Kapoor as a celebrity influencer promoted an online betting app and allegedly received compensation in return for endorsing and engaging in promotional endeavors on behalf of Mahadev betting app.
Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, some other Indian and Pakistani celebrities are under the ED’s scanner for attending app founder Sourabh Chandrakar’s wedding in Dubai, as per a report from India Today.
Mahadev betting app case
Earlier, ED conducted raids in several cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Bhopal in connection with Mahadev betting app and their alleged money laundering networks.
Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal started the app and website for activities that are illegal in India like online casino and betting platforms. The app is banned in India, but the duo continue their business in several other countries.
The central agency and Chhattisgarh police issued look out circulars against both the accused in August and as per an India Today report.
Mr Chandrakar and Mr Uppal are currently in the United Arab Emirates. The duo attempted to visit Australia last month but were denied entry due to the probe in India.
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