A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking the arrest of Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli and actress Tamannah for promoting online gambling.
In the petition filed by a Chennai-based advocate, the petitioner has sought direction from the MHC to ban the online gambling apps stating that youngsters are getting addicted to it. The petition further said that the online gambling companies are using stars like Virat Kohli and Tamannah to brainwash youngsters and therefore, both should be arrested for it.
He also mentioned the case of a youngster who died by suicide as he couldn’t pay back the money he took for online gambling. The petitioner also highlighted the increase in the number of suicide cases lately in Tamil Nadu where youngsters took the step after losing plenty of money in online gambling. The petitioner also said that youngsters borrow money at high-interest rate and commit suicide once they are unable to make profits at these online gambling sites. The petitioner also compared online gaming with the Blue Whale game – that had claimed several lives of youngsters who got addicted to it.
The case has been posted for a hearing on Tuesday.
On the professional front, Virat Kohli is all set to participate in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Over the last few weeks, after staying at home for a period of three months, Indian cricketers started practicing – which hinted at cricket’s resumption for the Indian cricketers.