Bollywood actor, Arbaaz Khan has confessed that he was involved in betting over IPL matches, police sources said.
He was on Saturday called on record his statement before the anti-extortion cell (AEC) of Thane Police. At the police station, he was made to sit face-to-face with alleged bookie Sonu Jalan, arrested earlier in the case. The racket was busted by the AEC on May 15 by arresting four persons in Mumbai, including Sonu Jalan alias Soni Malad, who is believed to be one of the top bookies of the country.
The two are said to have known each other for over five years. Arbaaz Khan allegedly lost Rs.2.80 crore to a bookie, Sonu Jalan, in bets on IPL matches and was not paying the amount, following which the bookie had threatened the actor, an official said, citing the interrogation of the arrested accused. Param Bir Singh, Thane Police Commissioner said, 'Interrogation is underway'. UNI