In a shocking revelation, the Enforcement Directorate has alleged that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel received a total of ₹508 crore from the promoters of the controversial Mahadev betting app. This startling revelation comes as the agency continues to investigate potential violations of anti-money laundering regulations related to the app.
The Enforcement Directorate disclosed that they had obtained a statement from a “cash courier” named Asim Das, who claims to have facilitated the transfer of ₹508 crore from the Mahadev betting app promoters to Chief Minister Baghel. As a result of this disclosure, the agency has arrested Asim Das, who was found in possession of Rs. 5.39 crore in the state, just as the elections are approaching.
The agency stressed that these allegations are still under investigation. They noted, “From the questioning of Asim Das, and from the forensic examination of the phone recovered from him, and examination of an email sent by Shubam Soni, one of the high-ranking accused of the Mahadev network, many startling allegations have come forth, namely, that regular payments have been made in the past, and so far around Rs. 508 crore have been paid by Mahadev app promoters to Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.”
Furthermore, the Enforcement Directorate has recently conducted searches in Chhattisgarh aimed at money laundering networks associated with the Mahadev online betting app. During these searches, they seized Rs. 5.39 crore in cash and intercepted a bank balance of Rs. 15.59 crore, which has been subsequently frozen.
The investigation into these allegations and the Mahadev betting app continues to unfold, and the public awaits further updates on this developing story.