Actor Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing a large amount


After the arrest of one bookie Sonu Jalaan, today Arbaaz Khan is called for questioning by Maharashtra police.

Bollywood actor and director Arbaaz Khan is making headlines after pleading guilty of placing bets previously during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. "Khan admitted to betting in cricket matches for several years", said deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Thane crime, Abhishek Trimukhe.

Senior Inspector and head of the Anti-Extortion Cell, Pradeep Sharma has stated that amid the inquiry session it was discovered that there has been a probable "connection" between Khan and Jalan.

Actor-Producer Arbaaz Khan has accepted before the anti-extortion cell of Thane Police that he placed bets in IPL matches.

The actor and filmmaker also confessed that he had lost Rs 2.75 crore during the bets.

Arbaaz Khan was summoned by the Thane Police in connection on Friday afternoon.

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Previously bookie Sonu was arrested in 2008 for betting on the inaugural season of IPL and then his links to Karachi based mafia don Dawood Ibrahim also got exposed.

Emerging from the interrogations, Arbaaz said he had replied to all the police queries and "was fully cooperating in the ongoing investigations". The two are said to have known each other for over five years.

The police had also seized a diary which had handwritten names and phone numbers of around 100 punters and 50 masters (masters are those who collect money) recently. Jalan reportedly worked for a bookie who goes by the name "Junior Kolkata".

"Police asked whatever they needed in this investigation and I answered them", Khan told reporters.

6 accused have been arrested in cricket betting racket. As per reports, Malaika wasn't impressed by him as he indulged in betting, however, it was Arbaaz's lack of attention that everything was vain. Subsequently, there was a huge transaction between Jalan and Khan.