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IPL: IPL betting case: Will continue to cooperate with cops, says Arbaaz Khan | Hindi Movie News

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NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan on Saturday confessed to betting over IPL matches. According to a police official, the Bollywood actor admitted that he had been betting on cricket matches for the past five to six years.

The actor, however, claimed that he had not placed bets on any match of the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League that ended on May 27, the official said.

Speaking to reporters after recording his statement with the Thane Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC), the actor said “My statement has been recorded. Police asked whatever they needed in this investigation and I answered them.” The bollywood star further said that he will continue to cooperate with the police.

“We have recorded Arbaaz Khan’s statement today and he cooperated with us. We will call him again if needed,” said Pradeep Sharma, investigating officer in the case. However, the official refused to divulge any details.

Earlier, today the actor arrived for recording his statement before the police after his name cropped up in connection with an alleged IPL betting racket.

The city police had on Friday issued summons to the 50-year-old actor-producer.

In a letter sent to Khan, the police asked him to join the probe in the wake of arrest of an alleged bookie who was placing bets on the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), a police official had said.

On May 15, the AEC busted a racket with the arrest of four people in Mumbai, including Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad, who is believed to be one of the top bookies of the country, officials have said.

During the investigation, a “connection” between Jalan and Khan was established, head of the AEC, Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma had yesterday said.

Khan allegedly lost Rs 2.80 crore in betting to Jalan and was not paying the amount, following which the bookie had threatened the actor, the official had said, citing the interrogation of the arrested accused.

Meanwhile, Sonu Jalan’s police custody has been extended till June 6.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

Updated: June 2, 2018 — 11:11 am

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