SunstarTV Bureau: The Kerala High Court issued legal notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, Tollywood actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Vargheese, who are well known brand ambassadors of online Rummy games with a petition seeking ban of the game.
However, the High Court has also asked for a reply from Kerala government.
The petitioner had complained to the high court that several people have lost their lives in the country 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.
Similarly, Sajesh, 32, who had lost a huge amount playing online Rummy, told IANS: “The intervention of the honourable High court 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 playing 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 court must ban this game in India.”