Bollywood actor -producer Arbaaz Khan arrived at the Thane anti-extortion cell office on Saturday morning to record his statement in connection with an Indian Premier League (IPL) betting case.
The cell had on Friday issued summons to actor Salman Khan’s brother, asking him to record his statement in connection with the alleged multi-crore betting racket.
“Arbaaz has come and we are recording his statement ,” Pradeep Sharma , senior police inspector with the anti-extortion cell said
Arbaaz was summoned days after the arrest of a bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla, who allegedly operated in the country as well as abroad.
During investigation, it was found that Arbaaz was being threatened by Jalan”, Sharma said.
“We have found photos and chats that show Jalan and Khan (Arbaaz) were in touch,” said Sharma.
Two days after Jalan’s arrest, the anti-extortion cell found a diary with phone numbers of more than 100 bookies.
The names of a Bollywood celebrity, contractors and builders figured in the diary, police said.
“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 ,” Sharma said.