Actor Arbaaz Khan Admits Involvement In IPL Betting, Lost Rs 2.75 Crore Last Year

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| June 2 , 2018 , 15:03 IST

Bollywood actor-turned-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has admitted involvement in the IPL betting scandal. The 50-year-old also confessed that he has been betting on the cricket tournament for past six years and lost Rs 2.75 crore last year while recording his statement before the police on Saturday.

He was made to sit face-to-face with bookie Sonu Jalan who had spilt the beans on the betting racket. On Friday, Thane police had summoned the actor for interrogation after his association with infamous bookie came to light.

The 42-year-old bookie, Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla was arrested from Kalyan court in Mumbai, where he reached to support his partners who were produced there in another case.  Days after his arrest, it was revealed that Arbaaz had placed a bet through Jalan and lost close to 3 crores.

After losing the money, the actor was allegedly being threatened by Jalan into paying the amount. The authorities wanted him to join the probe of alleged multi-crore betting racket and reveal the names of other influential people involved.

The eleventh season of Indian Premier League has recently culminated and like every year, bookies made big bets throughout the tournament. Jalan was first arrested in 2008 and reportedly holds association with many Bollywood celebrities and has an annual turnover of close to Rs 1000 crore.

Earlier in 2013, the Mumbai Crime Branch had arrested actor Vindu Dara Singh and BCCI president N Sreenivasan’s son in law Gurunath Meiyappan in connection with betting during IPL on charges of betting, conspiracy and cheating, both of whom were released later due to lack of evidence.