Arbaaz Khan has confessed that he was betting in Indian Premier League (IPL) and other matches for the last six years. During his interrogation, the actor-filmmaker also revealed that he lost around Rs 2.75 crore.
According to the reports, apart from Arbaaz, two more Bollywood producers have been summoned by the police due to their involvement in the betting racket.
Police have seized several suspected items including a land-holding machine, which is used to place bets on ongoing matches. Cops also took the custody of a diary that contains contacts of about 100 gamblers and 50 masters (who collect money).
The police are suspecting Jalan’s connection with the underworld and Dawood Ibrahim.
Jalan, who is presently booked under sections 420, 465, 468, 471 of the IPC, section 4(A), 5 of the Gambling Act and also IT Act 66A at the Dombilivi police station was also involved in some Bollywood projects.
"Two Bollywood producers, Parag Sanghvi and Murad Khaitan’s names have cropped up. We will call them for questioning. Sanghvi was Jalan’s [Sonu Jalan] partner. A top bookie who is a Mumbai-based builder’s son, Dilip Ludhani, has also been named. We are probing further. We will call Khan again if needed," Indiatimes quoted a senior inspector, Thane AEC.
Sanghvi was also involved in the financing of Bollywood projects like Partner and The Attacks of 26/11.