Thane police summons Arbaaz Khan in IPL betting scam

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan was summoned by Thane police with connection to IPL (Indian Premier League) betting scam.

The actor’s name surfaced during the investigation of high profile bookie Sonu Jalan. Arbaaz has been asked to record his statement by the ant-extortion cell of Thane crime branch. According to report, Arbaaz was betting on IPL matches and lost Rs 2.8 crore in bets and following which he has been receiving threats from Jalan.

ANI's tweet read, "Actor-Producer Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane Police for probe in IPL betting case. He has to appear tomorrow to join investigation.Summons were issued to him after a bookie Sonu Jalan was arrested and interrogated by Police (sic)."

Reports say that Sonu is associated with many B-Town celebs since many years. Sonu was first arrested in this IPL betting scam in 2008.

On Tuesday, the anti-extortion cell of the Thane Crime Branch arrested country’s leading bookies Sonu Yogendra Jalan, alias Sonu Malad. He was arrested in connection with a betting racket that was busted in Dombivali on May 16. Jalan is also linked with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

“His software called ‘Bet and Take’ is quite famous among bookies and is used by them in India and internationally as well,” said police inspector Rajkumar Kotmire, of the Thane anti-extortion cell. “His arrest is big, as it will help us unearth the national and international network of bookies,” he added.

On May 16, four bookies – Gautam Savla, Nitin Punjani, Nikhil Sampat, and Khushal Khimji were arrested by the anti-extortion cell from Shanti Sadan, Dombivli east.  They were caught betting online as well as on their mobile phone during the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede stadium.