Actor-turned-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, brother of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, reportedly confessed today about his involvement in betting over Indian Premier League (IPL) matches conducted previous year. Some new names have cropped up, action will be taken against them, said Abhishek Trimukhe, DCP (Crime).
As per a report by NDTV, Arbaaz allegedly lost Rs 2.80 crore in betting to Sonu. Jalan also mentioned several other prominent names in his statement, including a Pakistani politician. The development was confirmed by Thane Police which told media that Arbaaz was in touch with IPL bookies.
Emerging from the interrogations, Arbaaz said he had replied to all the police queries and "was fully cooperating in the ongoing investigations". After recording his statement, Arbaaz said that he answered the questions asked by the cops and will continue to cooperate with them in the probe. The police has also identified one Dilip Ludhani, the son of a Mumbai-based property developer who operates from Dubai and is stated to be close to Ibrahim.
The police had also seized a diary which had handwritten names and phone numbers of around 100 punters and 50 masters (masters are those who collect money) recently.
As per the report by Bombay Times, Malaika was seen making her way to Galaxy apartments, where Arbaaz Khan resides.
The IPL has been dogged by gambling controversies since it started in 2008, and police say they have smashed a number of betting syndicates across India during this year´s season, which ended last week.
6 accused have been arrested in cricket betting racket.