Hindi film actor Arbaaz Khan has confessed to the police that he has been placing bets over IPL matches. We had told you earlier today that the actor-producer had been called today by the Thane police to investigate Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad claims, who brought up Arbaaz's name in the IPL betting case. According to reports, Arbaaz has confessed that he has been placing bets since the last six years. Producer Parag Sanghvi's name too has been brought in the IPL betting case.
At the police station, he was made to sit face-to-face with alleged bookie Sonu Jalan, arrested earlier in the case. The racket was busted on May 15 by the Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) of Thane Police's crime branch with the arrest of four people in Mumbai, including Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad, who is believed to be one of the top bookies of the country, the official said.
During the investigation, a "connection" between Jalan and Arbaaz was established, said Pradeep Sharma, Senior Inspector and head of the AEC, yesterday. The two are said to have known each other for over five years.
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, too 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.