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Badshah, managers of Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez record statements; ED probes betting app case: Reports

en Bollywood News Badshah, managers of Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez record statements; ED probes betting app case: Reports

Dutt is suspected of receiving Rs. 25 lakhs from a Singaporean gaming company to promote the app on social media.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is digging deep into gambling, and money laundering, amid Bollywood glamour. Their investigation centers on a Mumbai-based event management firm suspected of recruiting celebrities to promote the Fairplay betting app, a subsidiary of the controversial Mahadev betting app. Big names like Sanjay Dutt, Jacqueline Fernandez, and rapper Badshah have come under scrutiny for their alleged involvement. The ED has already recorded statements from Badshah and the managers of Dutt and Fernandez.

Badshah, managers of Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez record statements; ED probes betting app case Reports

Badshah, managers of Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez record statements; ED probes betting app case: Reports

As reported by Times Now, this investigation stems from a complaint filed by Viacom18 Media Pvt. Limited, which triggered an FIR by the Maharashtra Cyber Police in Mumbai. Before raiding the event management firm, the ED reportedly obtained a statement from a key individual there. The raids yielded a treasure trove of documents, including contracts with celebrities to promote Fairplay, details on payment methods and transactions, and other crucial company information. Reports suggest Fernandez may have received a hefty sum from a Dubai-based entity, Trim General Trading LLC, for endorsing the app.

The report further states that Badshah's alleged involvement points towards a Melbourne-based company, Lyukos Group FZF. Documents provided by the rapper to authorities reveal Lyukos Group partnered with two Mumbai talent management firms to promote the betting app. Dutt, on the other hand, is suspected of receiving Rs. 25 lakhs from a Singaporean gaming company to promote the app on social media.

The ED is examining all seized documents and the statements from Badshah and the managers. These statements were forwarded by the Maharashtra Cyber Cell for further investigation.

This isn't the first time Bollywood has brushed shoulders with the Mahadev app controversy. Last year, celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, and Kapil Sharma were questioned by the ED regarding their connections to the app.

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