Tamannaah and Virat Kohli have been sent notices by the Kerala High Court.
Tamannaah and Virat Kohli have been sent notices by the Kerala High Court.

Tamannaah Bhatia, Virat Kohli get notices from Kerala HC for endorsing online card games

Actor Tamannaah Bhatia, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Malayalam actor Aju Varghese, who are the brand ambassadors of online rummy games, have been sent notices by the Kerala HV.
ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:01 PM IST

Kerala High Court has sent notices to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, actor Tamannaah Bhatia and Malayalam actor Aju Varghese, who are the brand ambassadors of online rummy games.

A division bench of Kerala High Court headed by chief justice S Manikumar comprising justice Anil K Narendran on Wednesday sent notices while hearing on a petition seeking to prevent online rummy games. It also asked reply from the Kerala government on this.

Pauly Vadakkan, a Thrissur native filed the petition, alleging that, "Online Rummy games are becoming more and more popular. It should be legally prohibited. Other states have done the same. Kerala has a 1960 law. But no other steps have been taken. It does not include the topic of online rummy. The stars, who are the brand ambassadors, attracted the audience and took part in the competition. Online Rummy is within the limits of gambling."

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The respondents of this petition are the brand ambassadors, the state government, State IT Department, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and two private firms which conducting online rummy games.

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