The entire industry was shocked when actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan was summoned by the Mumbai Police for his involvement in the infamous gambling scandal, IPL betting.
Now the latest development is that two more names from Bollywood has surfaced who are involved in the gambling racket and are associated with Sonu Malad, the kingpin bookie behind IPL betting.
Producers Parag Sanghvi and Murad Khaitan have been summoned by the police for questioning.
According to a report in India Times, confirming the news senior inspector Pradeep Sharma, Thane AEC, says,” 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.”
As per reports, during the interrogation Khan admitted that he had placed bets during few seasons of IPL and also lost Rs 2.75 crore in betting. He also admitted that he had known Sonu Jalan for over six years and developed a habit of betting on the IPL matches for quite some time now.
Jalan has been booked under sections 420, 465, 468, 471r/w 34 of the IPC section 4(A), 5 of the gambling act. He is also suspected to have connections with the underworld and global terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim.