The Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate raided the home of a railway contractor, identified as Aijaz, who runs an engineering company in Hyderabad, on Sunday, sources said.
ED is conducting raids in Tarnaka, Hyderabad, sources say.
Officials suspect he is involved in a multicrore scam linked to counterfeit banknotes.
The law enforcement branch recovered dozens of exotic animals from the farm of casino owner Chikoti Praveen on Saturday, ED officials said.
After ED officials raided the home of Chikoti Praveen, raids were carried out by forest officials at his farm in Ranga Reddy district on Friday, according to ED.
Videos of ED raids at Chikoti Praveen’s farm went viral, where wild animals could be seen.
Kandukur Deputy Forest Officer Hema said, “Keeping wild animals as pets in the farm is a violation and we noticed that wild animals and snakes were kept as pets in the farm. farm of Chikoti Praveen Kumar in Kadtal of RR district. be registered against the organizers of this mas she said.”
Former YSRCP ministers had denied allegations of involvement in Nepal Casino which was allegedly run by concessionaire Chikoti Praveen.
While former YSRCP and MLA minister Balineni Srinivas had said he sometimes went to the casino and played poker, he added that he had nothing to do with Chikoti Praveen or Hawala.
Former YSRCP minister and MP Kodali Nani HAD said: “If they have proof, let them give it to ED and ask them to arrest me. If they don’t have any proof, people don’t. won’t believe.”
Two days after the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) crackdown on the Nepalese casino dealer, an allegation that Chikoti Praveen ran a casino at a YSRCP ministers’ reception hall in Gudiwada in Andhra Pradesh during the Sankranthi festival came to the fore.
Several YSRCP politicians face allegations that they participated in the casino.
According to sources, Praveen, with the help of Madhav Reddy, organizes high-stakes bets in casinos in Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and Goa, all places where gambling is legal. According to the sources, at least a dozen MPs are involved in the casino, and the names of some celebrities have also emerged.
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