Actor Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane police in betting case

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Actor Arbaaz Khan has reportedly been summoned by the police in Maharashtra in connection with betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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His name cropped up during the investigation of high profile bookie Sonu Jalan. Arbaaz has been asked to record his statement by the anti-extortion cell of Thane crime branch, reported TOI.

“During investigation, it was found that Khan was being threatened by Jalan as he had lost money on one of the matches,” said Pradeep Sharma, senior police inspector in Thane Police’s anti-extortion cell.

The police found a diary of 42-year-old Jalan. It purportedly had the phone numbers of more than 100 bookies, the name of a Bollywood celebrity, contractors and builders, reported NDTV. Jalan reportedly worked for a bookie who goes by the name “Junior Kolkata”.

“Jalan had arranged a match-fixing meeting in Dubai,” Sharma said. “The celebrity was also present at that time. We are probing to know which match was fixed and who all were involved.”

Arbaaz Khan, 50, is the brother of superstar Salman Khan. He is also a film producer. The police are believed to be investigating allegations that he placed bets during the recent IPL season through Sonu Jalan. Jalan was allegedly trying to extort money from him.

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