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Owner And Accused In Mahadev Betting App Detained In UAE Through Interpol

Local authorities in United Arab Emirates have finally detained one of the accused in the Mahadev online betting app case and owner of the platform Ravi Uppal.

He was detained on the basis of a red corner notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate through Interpol.
The officials from ED are in continuous touch with the Arab authories to deport Uppal to India.

Uppal and one of his aide Sourabh Chandrakar who helped in promoting the online betting platform are being investigated the anti-money laundering agency under the case of special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Raipur of Chhattisgarh in October. Mumbai Police is also investigating the case.

As the investigating agency, the Mahadev betting platform run from a central head office situated in UAE and Uppal and others involved in money laundering and hawala transactions have projected the crime of worth ₹ 6,000 crore so far.

In its investigation, the agency has found that the app operated by franchising “panel/branches” to known associates on 70-30 profit sharing ratio and using the platform to enroll news users, creating their IDs and land money through a complex network of Benami bank accounts. This in all generated a figure of ₹ 200 crore on daily basis.

The ED during its investigation summoned many Bollywood celebrities including Shraddha Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Hina Khan, Huma Qureshi, Ranbir Kapoor and Boman Irani. The were all alleged of having accepted substantial sums of money from the betting app for their participation.

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