MEITY Issues Blocking Orders Against 22 Illegal Betting Apps & Websites

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • Issued blocking orders against 22 illegal betting apps & websites, including Mahadev Book and Reddyannaprestopro.
  • Follows investigations conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against illegal betting app syndicate and subsequent raids on Mahadev Book in Chhattisgarh.
  • The State Government of Chhattisgarh within its constitutional rights can recommend shutting down of website/app under Sec 69A of the IT Act.

Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000:

Empowers the Government to block information from public access under specific conditions of:

(i) interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India,

(ii) defence of India,

(iii) security of the State,

(iv) friendly relations with foreign States or

(v) public order or

(vi) for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence relating to the above

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