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Actor Arbaaz Khan confesses to IPL betting, says he lost Rs 2.75 crore

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Actor-Producer Arbaaz Khan has accepted before the anti-extortion cell of Thane Police that he placed bets in IPL matches. He was being questioned by Thane Police in IPL betting case on Saturday.

Arbaaz Khan

Bookie Sonu Jalan's police custody was extended till June 6.

News agency ANI quoting sources reported that during interrogation Arbaaz Khan accepted that he had placed bets in IPL matches last year and had lost Rs 2.75 crore.

"My statement has been recorded. Police asked whatever they needed in this investigation and I answered them. I will continue to cooperate with them," said the actor.

DCP, Crime Branch, said, "We have arrested 6 accused in the IPL betting scam. The investigation is underway. Soon more arrests will be made."

According to reports, after being summoned by the police Khan was confronted with call recordings and photographs during the questioning.

Special Line Holding Machine (a machine that works as a small telephone exchange) used by Sonu Jalan, accused of running IPL betting racket, has been seized by police.

Actor Salman Khan's brother was summoned days after the arrest of a bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla. The police had recently busted a betting ring and had arrested 42-year-old Jalan, who allegedly operated in the country as well as abroad.

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