In a major breakthrough in the Mahadev app case, the Indian investigating agency, ED has achieved significant success. One of the main accused, Ravi Uppal, has been taken into custody in Dubai. He was detained based on the Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is in contact with the investigating agencies in Dubai to bring Uppal back to India.
According to official sources, on Wednesday, Ravi Uppal, one of the key owners of the Mahadev online betting app, was apprehended in Dubai on the orders of the ED, relying on the Red Notice issued by Interpol.
In contact with Dubai authorities, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials revealed that 43-year-old Ravi Uppal was taken into custody last week.
Officers from the Enforcement Directorate are in contact with Dubai officials to facilitate Uppal's extradition to India.
The investigation into Uppal is being conducted by the ED in connection with alleged money laundering related to illegal betting.
In October, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a complaint of money laundering against Ravi Uppal and another promoter, Saurabh Chandrakar, associated with an internet-based platform, before a special court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Subsequently, based on the ED's request, Interpol issued a Red Notice.
The agency informed the court in the complaint that Uppal had obtained a passport of another country while not renouncing his Indian citizenship.
In addition to the money laundering charges, Uppal also faces accusations of facilitating bribery through the alleged involvement of an assistant police superintendent and other individuals.
It was alleged that Uppal was overseeing the distribution of bribe money to government officials and politicians in Chhattisgarh through the assistance of a network, including a deputy police superintendent.
According to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the estimated illicit income in this case is approximately ₹6,000 crore