Bollywood actor-and-producer Arbaaz Khan was recently summoned by Thane Police, for his alleged involvement in betting during the recently completed Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to police officials, brother of Superstar Salman Khan confessed to the accusations of placing bets during India’s successful domestic Twenty20 league, through a 43-year-old bookmaker Sonu Jalan.
The contact information of the actor was released through the diary of the betting kingpin, Jalan. The mastermind was arrested a few days back.
On the contrary, former head of Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), Neeraj Kumar, believed the game of cricket won’t be tarnished with the recent developments.
“Cricket doesn’t get affected with any kind of betting by a Bollywood personality via a bookie until and unless a cricketer is approached. it is just an offence under gambling act,” Neeraj Kumar told Business Standard.
The chief of the ACU Neeraj was involved during Sreesanth’s spot-fixing scandal in 2013. The then incident took the world of cricket by storm.
“Police are investigating the case and it is too premature for us to say,” commented Ajit Singh of BCCI’s Anti-corruption Unit (ACU).
On Thursday (May 31), the Indian cricketing board came up with a statement to ensure stricter measures to avoid corruption. Also, it claimed that this season of IPL was a major success and mostly free of corruption.
Arbaaz Khan lost Rs 2.8 Crores while placing the bets:
Further, it is learnt that Arbaaz has lost a whopping amount of INR 2.8 crore while placing the bets. Adding there was a conflict between him and bookie at the police station.
Also, Ajit comes up with a statement that BCCI needs to take more stringent measures to avoid corruption. He also clarified that IPL is somewhat corruption free after the tournament was a big hit this year.