Arbaaz Khan and IPL betting: After Salman‘s continued rendezvous with the law, big brother Arbaaz Khan joins in the law-breaking streak. Arbaaz admitted that he has been placing bets for the last six years during Indian Premier League.
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It looks like Khan brothers seen to disregard Law more and more by the minute. While Salman Khan managed to escape jail time, its Arbaaz‘s turn to see police eye to eye. The Bollywood actor and film-maker was summoned by Thane police Yesterday to record his statement today in connection with the IPL betting racket.
Arbaaz Khan admits his involvement in IPL betting
The 50-year-old told the Thane police that he has been placing bets for the last six years. According to the police officials in the summoning letter to Arbaaz, the police asked him to join the probe after the arrest of Sonu Jalan aka Sonu Malad, who was placing bets on the recently-concluded IPL.
Arbaaz has allegedly lost Rs. 2.80 Crore to Sonu Jalan in bets on IPL matches. The booking was threatening the actor as he wasn’t paying the amount. Today, during Arbaaz Khan’s questioning, he was brought face-to-face with Sonu Jalan.
The Anti- Extortion cell of Thane Police have had busted the racket on May 15. They arrested four people in Mumbai, including Sonu Jalan. The officials said that Jalan is believed to be one of the top bookies of the country.
Pradeep Sharma, Senior Inspector and head of the Anti-Extortion Cell, told yesterday that during the investigation, a “connection” between Jalan and Arbaaz Khan was established.
Sonu Jalan allegedly maintains a diary with details of clients and bookies. It purportedly has the phone numbers of more than 100 bookies, the name of various Bollywood celebrity, contractors, and builders. Jalan reportedly worked for a bookie who goes by the name “Junior Kolkata”.