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Arbaaz Khan confesses to IPL betting and gives various other insights into the case

Mr Khan has also lost nearly ₹ 3 crores in betting.

Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bollywood Actor and producer Arbaaz Khan’s name is doing the rounds in the social media recently. Reports have emerged that Arbaaz was involved in cricket betting during the Indian Premier League (IPL). The popular Bollywood personality has been under the scanner of Thane Police ever since he was named by Sonu Jalan, a bookie.

Recently, Arbaaz has confessed to the Police that he was involved in the IPL betting case. Salman Khan’s younger brother has also given various other insights into this betting racket. Further, it has also been revealed that the actor was in contact with Sonu since last six years. It was also informed that he has been placing bets ever since then.

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Arbaaz Khan’s family knew about the betting

The sources have said that Arbaaz’s family knew about his addiction towards betting, and were upset because of it. Both Arbaaz and Sonu, a bookie for D-company, are said to have had meetings at the producer’s residence. Moreover, it has also been reported that Arbaaz has lost nearly Rs 3 crores due to placing bets on the matches.

Arbaaz, on Saturday, was called to record his statement before the anti-extortion cell of Thane police. At the police station, he was made to sit face-to-face with alleged bookie Sonu Jalan, arrested earlier in the case. The AEC busted the racket on May 15 and arrested four people in Mumbai. These four included Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad, who is believed to be one of the top bookies of the country, officials have said.

Nothing concrete can be said as of now: Thane Police

During the investigation, a “connection” between Jalan and Arbaaz was established, said Pradeep Sharma, Senior Inspector and head of the AEC. Sources have also revealed that many other Bollywood celebrities were in contact with the bookie. Moreover, these celebs have earned a huge amount of money by placing bets on the T20 tournament.

“Actor Arbaaz Khan placed bets during one of the past IPL seasons through Jalan. In those days, Jalan was working with a big bookie who went by the name Junior Calcutta. Subsequently, there was a huge transaction between Jalan and Khan. Apparently, Khan was blackmailed into paying crores, the threat being that his gambling habit would be exposed. But all this will be probed once Khan gives his side of the story,” a senior officer associated with the probe said.

“Nothing concrete can be said on this as of now. We need to corroborate it with evidence and statements of those who are linked with the racket,” said inspector Pradeep Sharma.

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