Sahil Khan, the Bollywood actor who transitioned into the fitness industry, has moved to secure anticipatory bail from the sessions court following his involvement in a case associated with an online betting portal. Mumbai Police have implicated Khan, labeling him as part of a larger syndicate due to his partnership in a subsidiary betting application.
Khan’s anticipatory bail plea was presented on Tuesday and argued by his legal representative, Rajiv Chavan. The court heard the arguments on Tuesday, reserving the verdict for Wednesday.
The case initially registered with the Matunga police station revolves around the online betting platform Mahadev and its interconnected applications, with Khan allegedly identified as the owner of one such application.
In his plea, Khan vehemently denies any involvement in illicit activities, emphasizing his identity as a fitness entrepreneur and a brand ambassador for multiple brands. He asserts that even if the allegations were considered at face value, they fail to establish any offense or grounds against him. Additionally, Khan highlights that the complaint filed by the Matunga police does not attribute any role to him.
However, the Mumbai Police countered Khan’s plea, affirming that he is a member of the broader syndicate connected to online betting. The special investigative team handling the case reiterated in their response that Khan’s association as a partner in the interconnected betting application links him to the betting syndicate.
The development underscores the escalating scrutiny on individuals associated with online betting platforms, reflecting the complexities and legal intricacies surrounding such cases within the entertainment and entrepreneurial domains.