IPL: Thane Police Summon Arbaaz Khan After Bookie Sonu Jalan's Arrest

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IPL Betting Ring: Thane Police Summon Arbaaz Khan After Bookie Sonu Jalan’s Arrest 

IPL Betting Ring: Thane Police Summon Arbaaz Khan After Bookie Sonu Jalan’s Arrest
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Bollywood actor-cum-producer Arbaaz Khan, brother of Superstar Salman Khan, on Friday (June 1) has been summoned by Thane Police on an account of an illegal Indian Premier League (IPL) betting case.

The police officials were engaged in busting the lynchpin of the betting racket, Sonu Jalan. From the diary of the 42-year-old bookmaker, contact information of various Bollywood celebrities, contractors and builders were recovered by the anti-extortion cell.

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Bollywood Actor Arbaaz Khan during the Star Plus Awards. Credits: The Financial Express.

According to the police handover, the actor of hit film Dabangg was involved in a betting scam revolving around the lucrative IPL.

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Jalan arranged a meeting at Dubai, in presence of versatile Arbaaz Khan.

Therefore, the summoning occurred on Friday afternoon, days after the arrest of bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla. Apparently, the police cracked the case which had links throughout the country and abroad.

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42-year old bookie Sonu Jalan was arrested by Police a few days back. Credits: The Financial Express.

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We have got the list of bookies and are verifying it with Jalan. We found the book during a search at his home,” said a police official according to ANI.

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

In a similar way, may betting rackets were busted during the recently culminated IPL.

On May 27, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were crowned as champions after routing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets at the historic Wankhede in Mumbai.

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