Bollywood actor and personality Arbaaz Khan has admitted that he used to place bets in the IPL matches. Arbaaz Khan has told the police in Maharashtra’s Thane, where he was being questioned yesterday.
“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 said after his questioning.
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 the actor, an official said.
Today, 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 officer Pradeep Sharma.
The Thane Police’s Anti-Extortion Cell busted the racket on May 15 which led to 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.
Sonu Jalan allegedly had a diary with details of clients and bookies. Sonu Jalan, according to reports, was first arrested in 2008 for IPL betting. He allegedly has links with Karachi-based terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.