Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on November 5 issued blocking orders against 22 illegal betting app and websites, including Mahadev Book app, which is at the centre of a political row in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.
The action follows investigations conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against an illegal betting app syndicate and subsequent raids on Mahadev Book in Chhattisgarh, revealing the app’s alleged unlawful operations
The owners of Mahadev Book app are currently in custody, having been arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for alleged money laundering.
The ED, earlier this week, said a forensic analysis and a statement made by a cash courierhas led to the startling allegation of Rs 508 crore being paid to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel by Mahadev Book app promoters.