Union Home Minister Amit Shah has bashed the CM Bhupesh Baghel’s Congress Govt in Chhattisgarh, remarking it as absolutely corrupt. Shah’s statement came after Enforcement Directorate’s recent arrests in Mahadev Book betting racket. Some of Baghel’s close aides were also arrested during the bust, which has provoked Shah to speak on the matter.
Amit Shah also accused the Congress government as incompetent, and also said that the Govt is supporting illegal betting networks.
“The people of Chhattisgarh have to decide whether they want the Baghel-led government that indulges in corruption to the tune of thousands of crores or the BJP government which is going to lead them on the path of development,” Shah said as per The Hindu.
Shah further added that the government is neck-deep in corruption. He also mentioned other ongoing scams in the state to remark that Congress Govt has broken all the records of corruption.
After CM’s political advisor Vinod Verma’s interrogation, Baghel himself is now under scrutiny of being involved in money laundering. Many others were also booked after a search operation by ED, including ASI Chandrabhushan Verma. The ASI admitted having taken crores of bribes monthly to hinder the investigations against Mahadev Book’s illegal betting racket.
ED arrests relatives of Mahadev Book’s operators
The ED also booked Satish Chandrakar, a close relative of Saurabh Chandrakar, who runs the entire illegal betting network. Satish is currently under interrogation with ASI Verma after ED was granted a further seven-day judicial custody by the court. Other operatives named Anil and Sunil Dammani were also arrested in the process.
Saurabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal are the kingpins of entire Mahadev Book operations. They are currently believed to be operating the network from Dubai. The ED has already issued Lookout Circulars (LOC) against them.
Meanwhile, ED is also planning to ask Interpol for help in order to nab them and deport them back. The whole illegal betting network is believed to be worth thousands of crores that dupe people’s hard-earned money. The intelligence agency is currently investigating the matter further.