Congress questions Rs1,400 crore Chinese app scam, BJP inaction


The Congress on Friday targeted the BJP-led Centre over an alleged scam involving a Chinese national and demanded the government come out with a white paper on the allegations that he “duped” 1,200 people in Gujarat of Rs 1,400 crore using a betting app.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera alleged the government is using probe agencies like the Enforcement Directorate, CBI and the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to target Opposition leaders but not against Chinese scamsters who “loot” Indians and flee the country.
He claimed Woo Uyanbe used the football betting app to dupe 1,200 people in Gujarat of a whopping Rs 1,400 crore in just nine days and fled the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Home Minister Amit Shah could not stop him, he said.
Khera also claimed the police in the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh “promoted” the ‘Dani Data App’, thereby helping it earn the trust of common people before it was realised the app was a scam.
The Congress Communication Department Chairman, Pawan Khera, detailed that the funds siphoned off by Woo Uyanbe were sent to Dubai and various European countries, potentially suggesting a large-scale money laundering operation. Khera highlighted the urgent need to address the potential implications of this financial malfeasance, including potential terrorist financing. The Gujarat Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reportedly involved the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED), and Goods and Services Tax (GST) department in the ongoing investigation.
He displayed some pictures available on social media where the Uttar Pradesh Police is purportedly seen posing with the ‘Dani Data App’-sponsored ‘Love Donation’ banners.
Khera claimed the Chinese techie stayed in India in 2020-22 and created the fake football betting app using which he swindled crores from the ordinary people of Gujarat — mostly from Banaskantha and Patan — and parts of Uttar Pradesh before escaping from India.
“We demand that the government come out with a white paper to bring out the truth and ascertain how many people have been duped and who is the scamster linked to,” Khera said.