Saturday, November 28, 2009
New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) The Supreme Court today sought response of the Sikkim Government on a PIL which alleged that the State was organising "illegal" online lotteries in Maharashtra and West Bengal which was ruining the lives of thousands of people.
A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices B S Chauhan and K S Radhakrishnan, while passing the direction, posted the matter for further hearing to December 14.
The petition filed by Bibhas Karmkar who appeared in person alleged that the online lottery draws was being conducted by the state governments every 15 minutes and bumper draws every day.
He pointed out that under Section 4H of the Central Lottery Act, there can be only weekly draws and bumper draws can be conducted only six times in a year.