Actor-director Arbaaz Khan, brother of Salman Khan, has been summoned today by Thane Police in relation to an IPL betting scam, reports said. The officer said Jalan's statement is being corroborated with his hand-written notes in his personal diary, which police possess. While most were irked by the celeb's connection and asked if he too would be "left" outside the law like his brother Salman Khan, others chose to troll the Dabaang star.
Actor Salman Khan's brother was summoned days after the arrest of a bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla.
It is heard that Arbaaz Khan was in touch with bookie Sonu Jalan and lost approximately Rs. 2.83 Cr as per initial estimates.
The names of a Bollywood celebrity, contractors and builders figured in the diary, police said. "Our initial estimate of the turnover of the betting scam run by Jalan is Rs 1,000 crore".
Pradeep Sharma, a senior inspector of the anti-extortion cell, had said, "We have booked him (Jalan) on betting charges". The alleged kingpin of the betting scandal turned out to be a bookie named Sonu Jalan/Malad, with his connection with Dawood Ibrahim's D-Company also becoming a matter of investigation.
Jalan had told interrogators that he was asking Arbaaz for the money due to him, said the Times Now report quoting sources close to case.
Apparently, after arresting Jalan, it was found out that the bookie had a connection with Khan who as per reports had placed a bet through top bookies.
These bookies were arrested after being 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.