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All You Need To Know: Illegal IPL Streaming Case Involving Tamannaah Bhatia, Badshah

Maharashtra cyber cell has summoned actor Tamannaah Bhatia in connection with the alleged promotion of the viewing of IPL matches on a subsidiary app of the Mahadev online gaming and betting application, officials said on Thursday.

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Maharashtra cyber cell has summoned actor Tamannaah Bhatia in connection with the alleged promotion of the viewing of IPL matches on a subsidiary app of the Mahadev online gaming and betting application, officials said on Thursday.

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The actress has been asked to appear for questioning on April 29. It is also reported that Sanjay Dutt’s name also emerged in connection with the case. He was asked to appear for questioning earlier this week. However, due to his schedule, he couldn’t appear due to his schedule and asked for a new date.

“Maharashtra Cyber summons actor Tamannaah Bhatia for questioning in connection with the illegal streaming of IPL 2023 on Fairplay App that caused loss of Crores of Rupees to Viacom. She has been asked to appear before Maharashtra Cyber on 29th April,” ANI shared on X. “Actor Sanjay Dutt was also summoned in this connection on 23rd April but he had not appeared before them. He had, instead, sought a date and time for recording his statement and said that he was not in India on the date,” they added.

About Illegal IPL Streaming Case:

According to the Times of India, in September 2023, an FIR was registered after Viacom18 complained that they possess the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for streaming IPL matches. Despite this, betting app Fair Play platform was streaming the matches illegally on their platform. This led to over Rs 100 crore loss for Viacom18. Following the FIR, several stars including Badshah, Sanjay Dutt, Jacqueline Fernandez and Tamannaah, among others, were called in for questioning. In December 2023, an employee of the betting app was arrested.

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