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Badshah, Sanjay Dutt embroiled in ‘FairPlay’ online betting scam; Maharashtra Police questions the celebs

Badshah – best known for his songs namely Let’s Nacho, Genda Phool, and Garmi – has landed in financial trouble. Not only this, but actor Sanjay Dutt is in financial trouble as well.

Badshah, Sanjay Dutt embroiled in ‘FairPlay’ online betting scam; Maharashtra Police questions the celebs

Sanjay Dutt, Badshah embroiled in ‘FairPlay’ online betting scam. 

Last Updated: 05.58 PM, Oct 30, 2023


Looks like all is not well for Indian rapper Badshah. At the moment, the 37-year-old rapper is being questioned for his alleged involvement in ‘FairPlay’ online betting scam. Reportedly, apart from Badshah, 40 other celebrities are embroiled in the scam. The police are investigating the high-profile case. Actor Sanjay Dutt’s name has also surfaced in the case.

Badshah involved in a betting scam?

According to news agency ANI today, Maharashtra Police Cyber Cell is questioning rapper Badshah in Mumbai, in connection with the online betting company app 'FairPlay'. 40 celebrities including the rapper had allegedly promoted the FairPlay app.

Only time will tell who is guilty in the case.

To add up, another reliable report claimed that besides Badshah, actor Sanjay Dutt’s name has also been mentioned in the FIR (or the First Information Report).

According to a report published by India Today, “the Viacom 18 network had filed an FIR against the rapper and 40 other actors, including actor Sanjay Dutt, for allegedly promoting the viewing of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches on a betting app, named Fairplay”.

The media network revealed that although Viacom 18 held the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for streaming the matches, they were illicitly streamed on Fairplay. Additionally, the network noted that certain actors endorsed the tournament on the Fairplay app.

The report further mentioned that the FairPlay app is connected to the Mahadev app, promoted by Sourabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal.

About Mahadev App Online Betting Scam and its link with Ranbir Kapoor and more

On October 20, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) took a significant step by submitting its inaugural chargesheet in the Mahadev online betting app case. The federal agency has identified 14 individuals as accused in the case, with the promoter of the Mahadev betting app, Sourabh Chandrakar, and his associate Ravi Uppal among them. The chargesheet, filed at a special PMLA court in Raipur, discloses that the ED has provisionally attached proceeds of crime amounting to ₹41 crore, with the total potentially exceeding ₹6,000 crore.

Previously, celebrities such as actor Ranbir Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Hina Khan were summoned by the central agency for their involvement in promoting the Mahadev betting app. Comedian Kapil Sharma, too, was summoned to partake in the extravagant success party of the Mahadev betting app held in Dubai.

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