Ex-Home Minister Brijmohan Agrawal questions CM Bhupesh Baghel over Mahadev Book illegal betting app bust

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Chhattisgarh’s former Home Minister Brijmohan Agrawal has asked several questions to CM Bhupesh Baghel. The questioning was primarily concerned to the CM’s connections with the Mahadev Book illegal betting app. Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and state police have been active in busting numerous cases linked to Mahadev Book.

On August 23, which also happens to be CM Baghel’s birthday, ED raided close aides and relatives of Baghel, thereby accusing them to be involved in carrying out betting racket worth crores of rupees across the country.

To counter the allegations named against him and his auxiliaries, CM Baghel said he will give further clarity regarding the matter soon. In the same vein, Brijmohan Agrawal said that Baghel is trying to escape as his name is being linked to illegal betting activities. Agrawal further said that if Baghel is sure of not being linked to the bust, then he must co-operate with ED.

According to The Sootr, the 64-year-old even asked, “Why is Congress trying to save Mahadev Book app suspects?” Further, questioning the party, Agrawal said that the CM should clarify whatever his connections are with the Mahadev Book app and Durg-Bhilai raids. He also demanded to take action against the available list of Mahadev Book app’s operators.

Underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim said to be involved in Mahadev Book illegal betting operations

Mahadev Book app’s illegal betting operations started as just another activity in the illegal betting space. However, as soon as police and other authorities began investigations, bigger names came out. Ministers, bookies, punters, and even police officers’ names emerged upon a series of interrogations.

One name, however, that stunned the most was that of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. BJP State General Secretary, OP Chaudhary, claimed that Dawood is patronizing the illegal betting app in concern. This also links his name with Saurabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal, who are currently operating from Dubai.

Chandrakar and Uppal are the kingpins of the entire illegal betting operations. They train operators in Dubai and send them to India. The operators then open fake bank accounts and conduct several thousand crores of transactions. Currently, there is no confirmation regarding the scale of operations. However, with such big names being involved, the racket can be assumed to be much bigger than it actually seems.