Bollywood superstar Salman Khan‘s brother Arbaaz Khan has admitted his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting case, more details of his links with the main accused Sonu Jalan have emerged. The 50-year-old actor told the police that he had been invited by Jalan to Delhi. Khan added the pictures of him with Jalan were clicked during his meeting with him.
The actor revealed that he was being blackmailed by Jalan using the recordings of his calls to him. Khan said that Jalan also used the recordings of phone calls and photos to force him to attend events for him. The police said that the actor placed bets over the phone. Arbaaz, however, denied that he took money from the bets that he placed through Jalan. Incidentally, Khan and Jalan got into a spat last year after the latter asked him to pay Rs 2.75 crore for bets he had lost on cricket matches.
According to the statement, Khan told Jalan that he had never shown any balance sheets or accounts regarding the bets. Khan’s enquiry about the Rs 2.75 crore led to an argument between the two parties. The actor, however, admitted that he had won another bet last year and it was because of this their dispute was settled.
Meanwhile, sources from the Thane Police have confirmed that Khan will be made witness in the case. According to the police, the prime accused Jalan had a network of 50 people who would receive bets from interested parties during cricket matches.
“My statement has been recorded. The police asked whatever they needed in this investigation and I answered them. I will continue to cooperate with them,” Arbaaz Khan told the media.
The police have arrested six people in connection with the case.
“Arbaaz Khan’s name came up in the case during the interrogation of Sonu Jalan. His statement has been recorded and some new names have cropped up. Action will be taken against them,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Abhishek Trimukhe.