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Virat Kohli, Actors Thammanna and Aju Varghese Get Notice from Kerala High Court in Connection with Petition Seeking Legal Prohibition on Online Rummy Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27: The Kerala High on Wednesday issued a notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, actors Thammanna and Aju Vargheese on a petition seeking ban on online rummy after victims alleged brand ambassadors a significant role in getting youth addicted.

Kohli, Thamanna and Varghese are brand ambassadors of online rummy and hence the notice.

The high has also issued to the state government and called for its response on the same. Online Rummy: 28-Year-Old Private Bank Employee Hangs Self in Coimbatore After Losing Money in Game.

The petitioner had complained to the high that several people have lost their lives in the after losing huge amounts of money by playing the online game and that it should be banned.

Vineeth, 27, had committed suicide at Kuttichal in Thiruvananthapuram a fortnight ago. He had lost Rs 21 lakh.

Sajesh, 32, who had lost a huge amount playing online rummy told IANS: “The intervention of the honourable High is welcome as I know that several people have lost huge amount of money playing this online game and I myself have lost more than Rs 6 lakh.

“The brand ambassador’s indeed a big role in attracting the gullible youth in playing this game which soon turns into an addiction. I had to seek professional medical help to come out of this addiction and the must ban this game in India.”

(The above story first appeared on Reportr Door on Jan 27, 2021 01:57 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website