Mahadev Betting App Owner Ravi Uppal Arrested in UAE, Set to Face India, ED Probes Money Laundering

Ravi Uppal, the co-founder of the Mahadev Online Betting app, is facing legal troubles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ravi, based in India, has connections with power players in the UAE through Indian agencies. There is a possibility of Ravi being extradited to India in the near future.

Enforcement Directorate Issues Red Corner Notice Against Ravi Uppal, Saurabh Chandrakar Also Under Scrutiny

In response to the Enforcement Directorate’s orders, Interpol has already issued a Red Corner Notice against Ravi Uppal. There are indications that Saurabh Chandrakar might also face legal consequences shortly. The police have obtained information about his location. In Chhattisgarh, Mahadev app was a significant issue, and chargesheets were filed against Ravi during the elections.

Money Laundering Case Against Ravi Uppal: ED Investigates Mahadev App

The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the Mahadev app in a money laundering case involving Ravi Uppal. The case also involves Saurabh Chandrakar. In October, ED filed chargesheets against them in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Raipur.

ED Seizes Assets Worth 417 Crores in the Mahadev Online Betting App Case

Two months ago, ED seized assets worth 417 crores in the Mahadev Online Betting app case in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bhopal. Ravi Uppal’s partner, Saurabh Chandrakar, resided in the UAE. The central government had blocked the Mahadev betting website and app, along with 22 other illegal betting apps and websites.

Mahadev App’s Origin and Expansion in the Betting Business

Saurabh Chadrakar, along with Ravi Uppal, initially started an online betting website in 2017. However, the platform had few users and generated minimal income initially. Saurabh went to Dubai for a job in 2019, and later, he invited Ravi to join him. Together, they launched Mahadev Online, a betting website and app, promoting it through social media and other channels.

Saurabh Chandrakar Expands Mahadev’s Business through Two Key Strategies

  • Social Media Marketing and Influencer Collaboration: Mahadev app was promoted through social media marketing and influencer collaborations.
  • Acquisition of Other Betting Apps and Websites: They purchased other betting apps and websites.

Mahadev Creates a Network of 4,000 Operators, Earning 200 Crores Daily

Through the Mahadev Online Betting app, Saurabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal established a network of approximately 4,000 panel operators. Each operator had around 200 customers, resulting in a daily income of 200 crores. With these earnings, they established their empire in the United Arab Emirates.

BJP Mentions Mahadev App in Chargesheet and Manifesto During Elections

During the elections, the BJP included references to the chargesheet against Ravi Uppal and the mention of Mahadev app in their manifesto.

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