Actor Arbaaz Khan The Brother Of Salman Khan, Admits To Betting In IPL, Lost Rs. 2.80 Crore To Bookie – Police

KHAN FAMILY AGAIN IN TROUBLE

Arbaaz Khan allegedly lost Rs. 2.80 crore in betting during IPL matches and was not paying the amount, police officials said.

Arbaaz Khan

Bollywood actor,director & producer Arbaaz Khan has admitted that he used to place bets during Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, the police has said Arbaaz Khan  has told the police in Maharashtra’s Thane. where he is being questioned today, that he has been placing bets for the last six years, cops added.

Arbaaz Khan said after his questioning :

“My statement has been recorded. Police asked whatever they needed in this investigation and I answered them. I will continue to cooperate with them,”
Arbaaz Khan allegedly lost Rs. 2.80 crore to a bookie, Sonu Jalan, in bets on IPL matches and was not paying the amount, following which the bookie had threatened him.

During Arbaaz Khan’s questioning, he was brought face-to-face with Sonu Jalan.

We called him. We took his statement. He has cooperated with us, said investigation COP

The Maharashtrian police yesterday said  Arbaaz Khan to record his statement today in connection with the betting business.

Sonu Jalan, who was placing bets on the recently-concluded IPL, a police officier  had said.

The Maharashtrian Police’s Cell had busted the racket on May 15 with the arrest of four people in Mumbai, including Sonu Jalan, who is believed to be one of the top bookies of the country, officials have said.

During the investigation, a “connection” between Jalan and Arbaaz Khan was established, said by the Inspector

Sonu Jalan allegedly had a diary with details of clients and bookies. The police say he worked for a kingpin of cricket betting who goes by the name of “Junior Kolkata”. Sonu Jalan, according to reports, was first arrested in 2008 for IPL betting. He allegedly has links with terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

Another film personality, Vindu Dara Singh, was arrested in 2013 by the Mumbai police for cricket betting, specifically spot fixing. He was later released on bail.

The  IPL has been shadowed by gambling controversies since it started in 2008.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arbaaz Khan allegedly lost 2.8 crore to a bookie, Sonu Jalan
  • During actor’s questioning, he was brought face-to-face with Sonu Jalan
  • Police busted the racket on May 15 with the arrest of four people