THANE: Actor Arbaaz Khan and film producer Parag Sanghvi are likely to record their statement before a judicial magistrate and would be made the prime witnesses in the multi-million betting racket, city police claimed on Tuesday.
Khan and Sanghvi have claimed that they were acquainted with the key accused Sonu Jalan but had nothing to do with his betting business.
The duo from tinsel town will shortly record their confessional statement in the court under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code, said senior inspector Pradeep Sharma from the anti-extortion cell here.
Meanwhile, Sanghvi, in his statement before the sleuths has denied any partnership or monetary relations with Jalan in the betting case.
Sharma said that Sanghvi claimed that he had met Jalan around five years back in a restaurant at Juhu. He claimed that he had snapped ties once he came to know Jalan’s betting business.
Meanwhile, Jalan has also revealed the name of a top builder who would place the wager and had financial transactions with Jalan. It is believed that the 41-year-old Malad resident parked funds in the builder’s project. The builder is likely to be summoned for questioning.
The police have recovered several videos from Jalan’s mobile phone and in one such video clip, he can be seen talking about the betting collection and naming one Junior Kolkata, a bookie, who the cops suspect has escaped from India after the arrest.
Jalan is speaking in some code language, which the police are presently decoding it.
In the video, Jalan is speaking to someone and saying that instead of six trucks dirhams, he would give eight trucks, buy Burj Khalifa, and name it Burj Sonufa.
Later, he said he will send 60 trucks filled with money that can be distributed across Kuwait.
On the other hand, the police claimed that the betting business has come to grinding halt after the crackdown on the betting racket and the police have finally invoked MCOCA against Jalan after following the due procedure of law, informed RV Kothmire, the police inspector of crime branch.
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