A petition been filed against Indian captain Virat Kohli in the Madras High Court seeking his arrest for the alleged promotion of Online Gambling websites and applications.
According to times now, the petition has filed by a Chennai based advocate.
The petition include, “Youngsters are being hooked to this online gambling addiction by the organizers by providing huge cash bonuses to anyone.
“It uses the famous cricket and film personalities including cricketer like Virat Kohli and actress Tamannah who brainwash these young with their powerful appeal to join this game,” the petition states.
“This gambling addiction is more dangerous to the society and violative of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, as it infringes the right to life. Hence this writ petition seeking a ban,” reads the plea.
“In online gambling, the damage is done in a short span, whereas alcohol and cigarettes take about 15 years to harm an individual. They are being lured in to play by celebrities who endorse it using their influence in the public minds,” the petitioner Suryaprakasam told WION.
“Youth begin with pocket money, income and then exhaust family savings, later lend money. When the lender goes to their residence and embarrasses them, they take the extreme step. There are many cases like this in recent times and many more such unfortunate cases will emerge in the coming months when youth are unemployed and idle.”