Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan who reached Thane police station to record his statement in connection with betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has recently confessed his involvement in an IPL betting racket.
Arbaaz was summoned to record his statement before the anti-extortion cell of Thane police. He was made to sit face-to-face with bookie Sonu Jalan who had earlier been arrested and spilled the beans on the betting racket.
During interrogation, Arbaaz accepted that he had placed bets in IPL matches last year and had lost Rs 2.75 crore. Reports also say that Arbaaz’s involvement in betting was one of the reasons for Khan’s divorce with Malaika Arora.[ecp code=”4″]
During the investigation, a “connection” between Jalan and Arbaaz was established, said Pradeep Sharma, Senior Inspector and head of the AEC. The two are said to have known each other for over five years.
Reacting to the scandal, IPL chief Rajeev Shukla said: “The matter is with the police, we have nothing to do with it. Both BCCI & ICC have anti-corruption units, police can coordinate with them.”
The AEC busted the racket on May 15 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, officials have said.