The Mumbai Police have filed a formal complaint (FIR) in connection with the ongoing Mahadev betting app case that includes 32 names, including that of Mohit V. Burman, chairman of Dabur Group, and Director Gaurav V. Burman. Bollywood actor Sahil Khan has also been mentioned in the FIR, among others.
As to the Matunga police officer, on November 8, a first information report (FIR) was filed against "app promoter Saurabh Chandrakar" with major accused Ravi Uppal, Shubham Soni, and others for their fraudulent activities from 2019 till now.
According to the official, the complaint was filed under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating), 120-B (conspiracy), IT Act (for cyber terrorism), and the Gambling Act at the 30th Kurla court's request. The defendants allegedly scammed victims out of close to Rs 15,000 crore, according to the FIR.
The news comes only hours after financial services company Religare, based in New Delhi, disclosed that the total compensation for the fiscal year that ends in March 2023 was Rs 42.06 crore. This included salaries and employee stock options (ESOP). The development also refutes the Burman family's claim that Saluja received more than Rs 150 crore in compensation per year.
The Burman family spokesperson, however, has angrily refuted both the FIR against the Burman honchos and these accusations.
Calling it a 'mischievous act', a Dabur spokesperson told CNBC TV-18, "We have not received any communication on any such FIR. If this information is indeed true, it appears to be a mischievous act driven by malicious intent and is devoid of any facts. We categorically deny the allegations and firmly believe that a thorough investigation will vindicate our position and demonstrate the unfounded nature of these allegations. We trust that the legal process will unveil the true nature of this malicious attempt to tarnish our reputation."