Bollywood actor, producer and director Arbaaz Khan, who is also the brother of Salman Khan, confessed to his involvement in betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL), reported ANI.
Thane Police’s anti-extortion cell had called Arbaaz for interrogation and he admitted to placing bets on Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and losing a considerable amount of money. The city police on Friday issued summons to the 50-year-old actor-producer for recording his statement in connection with the betting racket.
— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2018
In a letter sent to Arbaaz, the police asked him to join the probe in the wake of the arrest of an alleged bookie who was placing bets on the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), a police official had said.
Arbaaz recorded his statement with Thane police’s Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) for recording his statement, said DCP (Crime) Abhishek Trimukhe. The AEC busted the racket on May 15 with the arrest of four people in Mumbai, including Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad; who is considered to be one of the top bookies in the country.
“We suspect that Arbaaz Khan had placed bets on IPL matches and want to scrutinise his bank transactions,” said another police official.
Arbaaz allegedly lost a huge amount of money in betting to Jalan and when the actor didn’t pay him, the bookie had threatened the actor.
(Inputs from PTI)
By Jatin Sharma