Online gambling

Justice minister expects favorable verdict on online gambling ban

Responding to former CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami’s question in the Legislative Assembly, he said the matter cannot be discussed further as it is pending with the SC.

Responding to former CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami’s question in the Legislative Assembly, he said the matter cannot be discussed further as it is pending with the SC.

Reiterating the need for legislation to ban online gambling, State Attorney General S. Regupathy on Tuesday expressed hope that the Supreme Court would deliver a good judgment on the appeal filed by the government of Tamil Nadu against the order of Madras. The High Court overturns the ban on online gambling.

“We cannot discuss the matter further as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court,” he told the Legislative Assembly while responding to former Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, who accused the state government of not moving quickly to ban online gambling.

Mr Regupathy said Chief Minister MK Stalin fully understood the evils of online gambling, which had destroyed many poor families and stressed that the state government was taking action by invoking existing laws. The previous AIADMK government had hastily enacted an order banning online gambling and the High Court overturned it as the government could not give a proper explanation of its purpose, he said. alleged.

“When we consulted lawyers, they felt that a strong appeal to the Supreme Court could produce the desired effect. We went to the Supreme Court to uphold the law enacted by the AIADMK government,” he said.