In a shocking turn of events, Bollywood actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has confessed to his involvement in betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL), During interrogation, Arbaaz accepted that he had placed bets in IPL matches previous year and had lost Rs 2.75 crore.
"We suspect that Arbaaz Khan had placed bets on IPL matches and want to scrutinise his bank transactions", another police official had told PTI.
The actor and filmmaker also confessed that he had lost Rs 2.75 crore during the bets.
On May 15, Thane Police's Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) busted the IPL betting racket with the arrest of four in Mumbai which included Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad, a top bookie who even has his connection with Dawood.
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Arbaaz was summoned days after the arrest of a bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla, who allegedly operated in the country as well as overseas. Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma, head of the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Thane Police, said the cops found a "connection" between Arbaaz and Jalan. According to a police official, the Bollywood actor admitted that he had been betting on cricket matches for the past five to six years.
The bookie was issuing him threats after Arbaaz reportedly failed to pay the amount to Jalan. Jalan also mentioned several other prominent names in his statement, including a Pakistani politician.
"Actor Arbaaz Khan placed bets during one of the past IPL seasons through Jalan". Further investigation revealed that Jalan was the alleged "kingpin" of the racket.
Actor Arbaaz Khan´s name surfaced in an investigation into high-profile bookie Sonu Jalan: media reports. Khan was brought face-to-face with Jalan during his interrogation.