Unlawful betting app Mahadev Guide is amongst 21 software program and web sites blocked by the centre following investigations by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the federal government mentioned in an announcement immediately.
“The Ministry of Electronics and Info Know-how (MeitY) has issued blocking orders in opposition to 22 unlawful betting apps and web sites, together with Mahadev Guide and Reddyannaprestopro,” the federal government mentioned within the assertion through the Press Info Bureau (PIB).
“The motion follows investigations carried out by the Enforcement Directorate in opposition to unlawful betting app syndicate and subsequent raids on Mahadev Guide in Chhattisgarh, revealing the app’s illegal operations,” the federal government mentioned.
The federal government motion comes on a day when an accused in a cash laundering case claimed that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had requested him to go to the UAE. The accused, Shubham Soni, who is needed by the ED for alleged cash laundering, made a video from Dubai through which he made the intense allegation in opposition to Mr Baghel.
The case entails allegations of cash laundering and use of unlawful funds throughout election in opposition to Mr Baghel, which comes days earlier than Chhattisgarh is predicted to vote. Chhattisgarh is the one state the place the Congress is seen as being on a powerful wicket.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar within the assertion immediately indicated the Chhattisgarh authorities might have shut down the unlawful app and web site way back because it “had all the facility” to take action.
“The Chhattisgarh authorities had all the facility to advocate shutting down of the web site/app below Part 69A IT (Info Know-how) Act. Nonetheless, they didn’t accomplish that and no such request is made by the state authorities whereas they’ve been investigating it for the previous 1.5 years. The truth is, the primary and solely request has been acquired from ED and it has been acted upon. Nothing prevented Chhattisgarh authorities from making comparable requests,” Mr Chansdrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and Info Know-how, mentioned within the assertion.
The federal government mentioned an accused, Bhim Singh Yadav, working as a constable within the Chhattisgarh Police and one other suspect, Asim Das, are in custody for alleged cash laundering.