Mahadev Betting App Case: Sahil Khan sent to police custody till May 1; actor says: ‘sach aayega aap dekh lijiyega’

Bollywood actor Sahil Khan was brought to Mumbai from Chhattisgarh after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in gambling app Mahadev. The actor was on the run and after a 40-hour operation, he was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team.

Following this, the actor was produced before a Mumbai court where he was ordered to remain in police custody till May 1, 2024. Read more details further down.

Sahil Khan reacts to the court’s decision to remand him in custody until May 1

Today, on April 28, Bollywood actor Sahil Khan was produced before the special court in Mumbai. He has been ordered to remain in police custody until May 1, 2024. After his appearance he was arrested by the police. In a video shared by ANI, surrounded by the officials, he reacted to the decision while talking to the media and said, “Mujhe Mumbai Police par, desh ke kanoon par pura vishwas hai, sach aayega aap dekh lijiyega (I have full trust in Mumbai Police, the laws of the land and the truth will come to light).”


About the Mahadev Betting App Case

For those unfamiliar, Sahil Khan has been accused of his association with Lotus app 247, the sister of Mahadev betting app. A case has been registered at Matunga police station against 37 people including Style actor in the Mahadev betting app case.

The latest development comes days after actor Sahil’s interim bail plea was rejected by the Mumbai High Court, following which the SIT took action. According to HC, the actor was “directly connected to the online gambling application.”

A single bench of Justice SV Kotwal rejected the plea and added, “The entire operation is illegal. There is a huge amount of money involved. Fictitious bank accounts are created. Various fake SIM cards are used in large numbers. The applicant is directly connected to the App ‘The Lion Book247.’

It all started after a complaint registered by a social activist, Prakash Bankar, where an FIR was registered with the Matunga police in November 2023. It was alleged that several web portals were designed for online betting/gambling on cricket, football, tennis and card games. games like Teen Patti etc.

The Style actor was one of several suspects named in the FIR, which was later transferred to the EOW (Economic Offense Wing) for investigation.