Forest officials recover exotic animals from farmhouse of casino owner Chikoti Praveen under ED lens
Telangana forest officials conducted a raid on casino owner Chikoti Praveen Kumar's farmhouse in Ranga Reddy district on Friday. This comes just days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid on Chikoti Praveen's residence in IS Sadan.
The forest officials said they found several exotic animals in his farmhouse. Kumar's page on Instagram is filled with pictures of celebrities and him posing with exotic animals.
Chikoti Praveen Kumar came under the ED scan for organising gambling events in Goa and neighbouring countries - Nepal, Bangkok, and Sri Lanka, for high-profile Indians who would pay him in cash.
According to the ED, Kumar had organized at least seven trips recently - each trip flying out around 200 people on chartered flights for gambling in other countries. It added that Kumar's clientele also included several politicians and high-profile individuals who used his services.
The ED on Monday summoned Chikoti Praveen Kumar for questioning in connection with a case of forex violation.