The Enforcement Directorate (ED), in its ongoing investigation against Mahadev Book illegal betting network, has identified multiple key operatives including builders, investors and other prominent individuals from Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Punjab and Delhi.
An FIR against a total of 32 people is filed at the Matunga police station for betting and match fixing. The Mumbai police have identified three individuals out of them who are suspected to be the key operatives of the network, reported Free Press Journal.
One of them is identified as Chander Agrawal, who is said to run a real estate business in Jalandhar, and currently residing in Abu Dhabi. Agrawal has investments in multiple projects across Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Mohali and is suspected to aide the Mahadev Book masterminds.
The name of Dinesh Khambhat, another associate of the Mahadev Book operatives, also came up in the probe. Khambhat is currently residing in London and is one of the individuals mentioned under the FIR for helping run Mahadev Book operations.
The third individual suspected to be a key operative is Amit Sharma, who is currently living in Dubai and was previously arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), also spending time in jail.
As per the FIR, Sharma has links with D-company and is a business partner of Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Mustaqeem in his betting business, among others. Sharma is also said to have invested in multiple construction projects in the Mumbai suburb of Mira Road.
Meanwhile, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and the crime branch have reportedly identified a few more people from the ED chargesheet who are connected to the Matunga betting and match-fixing investigation.