June 4 (ANI): The Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police on Monday issued summons to more people including film producer Parag Sanghvi and another person Sameer Buddha in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket.
Police have asked all of them to appear before the AEC on Tuesday.
A fresh case of extortion has also been registered against bookie Sonu Jalan and gangster Ravi Pujari. In the latest FIR – Ritesh Hasmukh Shah – a 39-year-old businessman from Thane has accused Sonu and five other bookies of extortion and threatening him with murder. Sources also went on to reveal the involvement of a former cop, Sohail Buddha and his brother Sameer. Well, these are also the two names that cropped up in the infamous Sheena Bora Murder Case. Sameer, brother of Sohail was contacted to by Indrani Mukherjea’s driver, Shyamlal Rai. Rai had called 21 times from April 17 and April 24, 2012.
On June 2, the police custody of Sonu Jalan, who has been apprehended in connection with the ongoing probe, has been extended till June 6.
Bollywood star Arbaaz Khan’s name has also cropped up in the investigation.
Arbaaz, brother of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, confessed to placing bets last year and losing Rs. 2.75 crore.
Arbaaz, 50, said he will continue to co-operate with the police in this investigation.
The actor was called for questioning on May 29 by the Anti Extortion Cell, Thane.
According to police sources, Sonu Jalan made a whopping Rs 500 Cr during the recently concluded IPL season. He also earned Rs 10 Cr in one match, just in the IPL Finals.