The Indian Premier League may be over but the buzz surrounding it has not subsided yet. A lot of chatter ensued online on Friday for all the wrong reason after Bollywood actor-turned-producer Arbaaz Khan was summoned by Thane Police for his alleged connection in an IPL betting case. Khan has been directed to appear before the police for a joint investigation on Saturday, news agency ANI reported.
The actor was asked to appear before the police after a bookie, Sonu Jalan, was arrested by the Thane anti-extortion cell from Kalyan on charges of betting, on Tuesday. Jalan has been sent to police custody till June 2. During the investigation, it was revealed that Jalan was close to several high-profile people, and Khan was one among them.
As soon as the news of Arbaaz Khan’s link was known to netizens, they were quick to comment on the issue. While most were irked by the celeb’s connection and asked if he too would be ‘left’ outside the law like his brother Salman Khan, others decided to troll the Dabaang star.
If #ArbaazKhan is involves in Betting on IPL then some players might be
involved so why BCCI should not initiate the internal inquiry into it ?
— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) June 1, 2018
This KhanDaan cannot stay away from police and courts
After Salman getting bail do we see #ArbaazKhan getting jail??
— Being_Indian (@ChawlaKaran87) June 1, 2018
— Manjunath Sherigar (@stolen_warrior) June 1, 2018
Typical of these Khan brothers, typical of IPL being in controversies like this. Not even slightly surprised, it was only a matter of time when we heard about it. #IPL #ArbaazKhan https://t.co/ItaJw2D2QM
— Sonia (@skrising6) June 1, 2018
After salman khan now #ArbaazKhan is accused for crime..
Like salman khan he too will become free as there is more than one law in india..
One for rich and one for poor and one for celebrities..
— Amit Singh Bhandari (@seosmolinks) June 1, 2018
— Shubham Borade (@Shubh1mm) June 1, 2018
Hope #ArbaazKhan has a good lawyer and a great driver too
— Dharmesh (@Mumbaiikar) June 1, 2018
— Gita S. Kapoor (@GitaSKapoor) June 1, 2018
Wo sab toh thik hai #ArbaazKhan khan ke pas itne paise aye kaha se?
— Mask ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) June 1, 2018
— Sunshine girl (@DurgaMenon) June 1, 2018
Jokes and memes started flooding Twitter and unsurprisingly, Salman Khan and Roger Federer were also dragged into this. Since many of them find the actor’s resemblance to the tennis legend uncanny, it’s quite common for his pictures to get swapped in the stir.
— N (@gora_kauwaa) June 1, 2018
#Arbaazkhan caught by Thane Police for Betting in IPL!
Salman: Aakhir Bhai kiska hai 😎
— Sanskari Shinchan (@sarcasm_taken) June 1, 2018
— Funtoosh & 420 others (@_funtoosh_) June 1, 2018
— crime master gogo (@vipul2777) June 1, 2018
— Tanmay (@manipalite) June 1, 2018
— bhaavna arora (@BhaavnaArora) June 1, 2018
— namecannotbeblank (@pizzawithbeer) June 1, 2018
— Baklol Bhoora (@Chaalaak_Obama) June 1, 2018
Beta dinner ready hone me 10min lagega
Arbaz : Ruko maa thoda kaam hai police station me liptake 10min me wapas ajaunga.
*Just another normal day of Khan family*
Family Goal #ArbaazKhan
— Sir Ravindar Jadeja (@sirjadejjaa) June 1, 2018
It was not him. It was his secretary who was using the phone and laptop. #ArbaazKhan
— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) June 1, 2018
Salman khan to Arbaaz khan ~
‘BC Pocket money ke paiso se satta khelta he’
— S1 tU (@Adarsh13Aj) June 1, 2018
Police:- Tell us everything about your betting scam
Arbaz:- Our business is our business none of your business#ArbaazKhan
— Abhishek Shetty (@Abhishe75628624) June 1, 2018
— PK (@restlessler) June 1, 2018
Pradeep Sharma, a senior inspector of the anti-extortion cell, had said, “We have booked him (Jalan) on betting charges. But we are, in a way, trying to trace his underworld connections to Dawood Ibrahim. It has come to our notice that Jalan assisted Dawood in fixing matches.”
According to Sharma, Jalan had just returned from Dubai after meeting a Dawood aide. “He even has links in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries. We are interrogating him about these links and about his money.”