Actor Arbaaz Khan confesses to IPL betting, says he lost Rs 2.75 crore
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.
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.
Maharashtra: Visuals of Sonu Jalan outside Thane Police's crime branch office. Jalan was arrested for operating an IPL betting racket by Anti Extortion Cell of Thane Police Crime Branch on May 30. pic.twitter.com/JPQ4eMSzCL— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2018
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.
#Visuals of Special Line Holding Machine (a machine that works as a small telephone exchange) used by Sonu Jalan for running IPL betting racket. During interrogation earlier today, actor #ArbaazKhan accepted that he had placed bets in IPL matches last year&had lost Rs 2.75 crore pic.twitter.com/glRYs9qvrz— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2018
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.