Kailas Shah, who allegedly operated an online gambling network “Roulette” in many parts of Nashik district in Maharashtra and cheated many people, has been arrested, police said on Thursday.
He was arrested by Nashik police from the city of Niphad and brought before a local court which held him in custody for three days. The action came on a complaint lodged by a local resident at the Pimpalgaon Police Station. The plaintiff claimed that he was cheated out of Rs 45,44,315 by Shah and his associates after downloading a game application on his mobile phone.
Police have sent a proposal to the state government to impose Maharashtra’s strict Organized Crime Control Act (MCOCA) on Shah, Superintendent of Police Sachin Patil told a news conference. Shah allegedly tricked young people into the online game “Roulette” and deceived them for the past five to six years, he said.
Various charges have been filed against him at Gangapur, Bhadrakali, Panchavati, Pimpalgaon, Trimbakeshwar, Ojhar, Dindori and Nashik taluka police stations in the district, he said. Other citizens who have been deceived by Shah should come forward and press charges against him, Patil said.
(With PTI inputs)