Arbaaz Khan, the actor and brother of superstar, Salman Khan has been summoned by Thane Police in relation to the IPL betting scam. He has been asked to join the probe into the situation of booking. According to some sources, the actor had placed some bets with the bookie named, Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla. He has already been taken into the custody by the police, while he was in Kalyan court, and seeking to meet another person who has also been accused of betting. Other reports suggest that Sonu was threatening Arbaaz, and wanted a sum of Rs 2.8 crore from him.
The more concerning thing about the situation is that Sonu has connection with underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, and the money was being sent to Karachi, Pakistan. Jalan commanded a large racket of criminal betting, that spread as far as South Africa. However, he was very tactful, and used a specialized software to run the racket and keep tabs on the operation without the threat of being caught by the police authorities.
The police is interested to find out how the money was being passed around amongst the people who were involved in the racket, and how Arbaaz is connected to the whole operation. Arbaaz is another member who has been involved in criminal case, after his brother, Salman was accused and charged with the murder of Blackbuck in 1998 and granted a sentence of 5 years to serve in jail. He is now on bail, and promoting his movie, Race 3 while also shooting for his next, Bharat. Arbaaz hasn’t had any movie of note for a while, and recently divorced his long term wife, actress and model, Malaika Arora Khan.