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ARBAAZ KHAN CONCEDES TO BETTING IN IPL 2018 SEASON

By Gurpreet Kaur . 2nd June 2018 10:00pm
ARBAAZ KHAN CONCEDES TO BETTING IN IPL 2018 SEASON

Actor and film-maker Arbaaz Khan confessed that he was involved in betting of IPL matches. Arbaaz confirmed with the police of Maharashtra that he has been involved in betting business for the last six years. [caption id="attachment_38172" align="alignnone" width="960"]_40d38034-662d-11e8-b4a9-2154dcd09999 source[/caption] It is being speculated that Arbaaz Khan lost around Rs. 2.80 crores to a professional bookie who goes by the name of Sonu Jalan. Arbaaz told the police in a statement that he was not paying the amount due to which the bookie was intimidating him. While questioning with the police, Arbaaz was brought face to face with the bookie, Sonu Jalan. The Thane police issued orders to Arbaaz Khan for recording his statement in respect with the betting uproar. [caption id="attachment_38173" align="alignnone" width="635"]Master source[/caption] After the bookie, Sonu Jalan was arrested; the police also sent a letter to Arbaaz asking him to join the investigation. Sonu Jalan was involved in placing various bets during the recently finished IPL season. The betting racket was busted on 15th May when the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Police had arrested four people in Mumbai, which also included Sonu Jalan. The police officials assume that Sonu Jalan is one of the top bookies in the nation. Senior Inspector and the head of Anti Extortion, Pradeep Sharma, said “a ‘connection’ between Jalan and Arbaaz Khan was established”. Sonu Jalan had maintained a diary with the name and full details of the clients and the bookies. The police who have arrested him claim that Sonu has worked with the Kingpin who is known by the name of “Junior Kolkata.” Sonu Jalan was first arrested in 2008 for betting in the IPL matches. Speculations are being made that Sonu has links with, Dawood Ibrahim, who is a Karachi based terrorist. The diary is now possessed by the police. name of a Pakistani politician has also come up and the police are examining on this. In 2013, Vindu Dara Singh was arrested by Mumbai Police for the same reason, more specifically spot-fixing. After some time, he was released on bail.