Bollywood actor director and producer Arbaaz Khan has been summoned by Thane police in Maharashtra in connection with betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Arbaaz has been asked to appear for the investigation before the anti-extortion cell of the Thane Police on Saturday.
According to reports, the actor’s name came into fold after a bookie, identified as Sonu Jalan, revealed his name during an investigation.[ecp code=”4″]
Times Now has claimed that Arbaaz was betting on IPL matches and lost Rs 2.8 crore in bets following which he was receiving threats from Jalan.
The anti-extortion cell of the Thane Crime Branch on Tuesday had arrested Sonu Yogendra Jalan, alias Sonu Malad, one of the country’s leading cricket bookies. He was arrested in connection with a betting racket that was busted in Dombivali on May 16.
The anti-extortion unit of Thane police claims that his arrest would further expose the betting racket and bring to light an army of bookies.