Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing ‘several millions’
Arbaaz Khan. Getty file photograph
In a sensational improvement Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan has not solely admitted to betting within the Indian Premier League (IPL) but in addition shedding a big quantity within the simply concluded collection, right here on Saturday, official sources stated.
His confession got here earlier than a group of Thane Anti Extortion Cell (AEC), which is probing the IPL betting rip-off because the previous five-six years, involving a number of billions of rupees.
Arbaaz, 50, who was summoned earlier than the AEC, was confronted with a distinguished bookie Sonu Jalan, 41, alias Sonu Batla, who was arrested 5 days in the past from Thane, apart from 4 different bookies nabbed late final month.
Throughout his interrogation, the identify of Khan cropped up apart from some handwritten diary entries and an image of the producer-actor with Jalan and others allegedly concerned within the betting.
He admitted to betting an enormous quantity within the IPL collection, which concluded on Might 27, and shedding a fair larger quantity, estimated to run into a number of hundreds of thousands of rupees however officers remained tightlipped on the precise figures.
Honouring the police summons issued on Friday, Arbaaz reached the AEC workplace in Thane on Saturday to file his assertion, during which he has reportedly named a number of different Bollywood personalities, who take pleasure in betting massive quantities in IPL.
Thane AEC Chief Pradeep Sharma is more likely to make an in depth assertion on the developments within the case later this night.
Sources revealed that Khan’s ex-wife Malaika Arora Khan tried to cease him from inserting unlawful bets, nevertheless, he didn’t hear. This reportedly prompted bother of their marriage. Not solely Malaika however his brother and father additionally tried to intervene.
In his confession, Khan stated he didn’t keep in mind who launched him to Jalan. It has been reported that Khan not solely positioned bets on IPL matches but in addition take a look at collection.
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