Chhattisgarh Assembly’s Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel has spoken on the Mahadev Book betting racket case. Chandel has accused Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel of saving his people instead of helping the central government.
In a recent statement, Chandel said that CM Baghel should provide information to ban Mahadev Book betting app instead of saving his party members. He also accused the CM of engaging in politics to raise unnecessary questions in order to waste time.
As per Nai Dunia, Chandel claimed that the Congress Party is taking advantage of the power to run the illegal betting racket. He called the Chhattisgarh’s intelligence system a failure that let a massive betting ring operate in the background.
Furthermore, Chandel elaborated that Congress Govt was forced to act only when a former BJP minister tipped the police about the ongoing betting racket. The matter was also raised in a press conference held recently.
For the unversed, CM’s political advisor is also under ED’s investigation for possible links to Mahadev Book’s betting racket. Hence, Chandel asked the CM not to create any political pressure to hinder ED’s investigation.
Chandel called the state’s internal security intelligence a failure, as it couldn’t identify the ongoing betting racket worth crores. Further, he remarked that this was a clear case of moral decline and failure of the state government.
Possible links of D-company with Mahadev Book operators
A police officer arrested during the probe confirmed that he took bribes regularly from Mahadev Book’s operators. BJP’s OP Chaudhary also laid allegations regarding involvement of There are also suspicions of Mahadev book being backed by the D-company for operating at this scale.
ED also recently got an additional seven-day custody of four arrested in the case for further interrogation. The arrested people include ASI Verma, Anil Dammani, Sunil Dammani and Saurabh Chandrakar’s relative Satish Chandrakar.