Rajeev Shukla, the Indian Premier League governing council chief has stated that the IPL and Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has nothing to do with the recently played out Arbaaz Khan betting case.
The famous actor/film producer Arbaaz Khan is currently being summoned by Thane Anti-Extortion Cell in connection with a probe of him involved in betting over a few games of the last week concluded IPL season.
Rajeev Shukla was recently quoted saying to the ANI about the matter that, “The matter is with the police, we have nothing to do with it. Both BCCI & ICC have anti-corruption units, police can coordinate with them,”
According to police, the actor’s name allegedly came up during the interrogation of Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad, a bookie “with international links”. Police claimed to have allegedly found details of financial dealings between Khan and Jalan.
The betting is an illegal activity in according to the Indian Law.
A senior police officer was quoted saying about the issue, “Jalan has claimed that the actor placed bets through him. We have got details about some financial dealings between Khan and Jalan. Hence, we want him to clarify as to the nature of his financial transactions with Jalan,”
(Inputs from Indian Express)