First of all, during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 matches, Bollywood Actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan admitted to betting. Furthermore, The 50-year old has admitted to police that he has been betting the last 6 years. This happened during questioning today, at Thane, Maharashtra.
Arbaaz Khan Lost 2.8 Crores
In addition, the actor has stated to have lost Rs. 2.80 crores to bookie Sonu Jalan – the bookie. He lost the amount of betting on the IPL matches. Upon not paying, Sonu Jalan threatened the actor, stated an official citing out the interrogation between police and Arbaaz.
In addition, Arbaaz Khan was brought face-to-face with threatening bookie Sonu Jalan today during questioning. There was a summons issued to Arbaaz to record his statements today. This is with regards to the events regarding the bettings.
Furthermore, The Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane’s Police Department, on May 15, caught the actions of betting red-handed. This led to the arrest of 4 individuals including Sonu Jalan. He is regarded as one of the top bookies of India.
Senior Inspector and the head of the Anti-Extortion cell, Pradeep Sharma stated that a “connection” between Jalan and Arbaaz Khan was established during the investigation.
Sonu Jalan – The Bookie
In addition, Jalan maintained a diary with the log of bookies and clients. The police say that Jalan works for a superior going by the Alias, “Junior Kolkata” who is assumed to be the kingpin. Jalan was arrested in 2008 for betting on matches and allegedly has ties with Dawood Ibrahim, a Karachi-based terrorist. Vindu Dara Singh, another notable film figure was placed under arrest in 2013 for betting, more accurately, spot-fixing and was released on bail.
In conclusion, Ever since the series of matches started in 2008 under the name “IPL”, it has always been a source of cash-based foul play. With few arrests coming to light, these underhanded actions are seeing the light of being curbed in the future. Recently Al Jazeera reported three test matches for match-fixing. Read all about it here. What do you think about this incident? Let us know in the comments below.