Thane police summons two Bollywood producers in IPL betting case

Thane police summons two Bollywood producers in IPL betting case

The ACE has registered a separate case of extortion against Sonu Jalan & Ravi Pujari.

Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan was summoned and interrogated by the Anti Extortion Cell of the Thane police in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scandal more names have surfaced. As the investigation is moving forward several involvements from Bollywood are coming to the fore. As per media reports, today the ACE summoned two film producer Parag Sanghvi and Murad Khaitan, they have been asked to be present tomorrow.

The ACE has registered a separate case of extortion against Sonu Jalan and Ravi Pujari. It was also reported that Sanghvi was Jalan’s partner in the entire racket along with them a Mumbai-based builder’s son has also been named as a top bookie and the cops are working out the details and will again ask Arbaaz to make himself available for questioning if the need be.

Pradeep Sharma, senior inspector, Thane AEC was quoted on Firstpost as saying, “Two Bollywood producers, Parag Sanghvi and Murad Khaitan’s names have cropped up. We will call them for questioning. Sanghvi was Jalan’s [Sonu Jalan] partner. A top bookie who is a Mumbai-based builder’s son, Dilip Ludhani, has also been named. We are probing further. We will call Khan again if needed.”

Case registered under several sections

Arbaaz’s name cropped up when the police arrested Jalan on May 15. He is the kingpin in the case and is alleged to have links with the underworld and D-company. The cops at the Dombivili police station have booked Jalan under section – 420, 465, 468, 471rw and 34 of the IPC, section 4(A), 5 of the Gambling Act and also IT Act 66A.

Arbaaz’s confession

When the actor turned producer Arbaaz was questioned he confessed that he has known Jalan for more than six years and had placed bets on IPL matches and in fact lost around Rs 2.8 crore during IPL 2017. He said it was out of compulsion as he was caught up in betting. However, Khan also claimed that he had not placed any bets in the 11th edition of the tournament that was played in April and May this year.

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