Sonu Malad or Sonu Jalan’s story seems to be a classic rag to riches story. Imagine an auto spare parts dealer becoming a millionaire by betting on matches. That is exactly what Sonu Jalan (42) used to do before he became the Betting ringleader. Now, as the hours roll on more and more of the inside dirt is being split. The involvement of Bollywood is confirmed, actor Arbaaz Khan admitted having placed bets worth Rs 2.0 Cr, which he also confessed to having lost.
During the investigation conducted by the Anti-Extortion Branch of Thane Police, Arbaaz went on to reveal the involvement of 7 more actors from Bollywood. We still do not know the names. He also mentioned about the two bar girls that worked in close proximity with Sonu, the ringleader. With so much, out in the open, police would certainly need a few more days to conclude.
Meanwhile, it has also been learnt that Sonu Jalan has links with the D-Company, run by Dawood Ibrahim. He owns massive properties in Dubai and lives life king-size. Jalan is an SSC failed student, who used to deal in auto spare parts, that is when he came in contact with some high-profile people from the bookie-world He had already been betting since 16 years.
Sonu, according to Arbaaz Khan’s confession had an uncanny habit of always recording every person he met, as it helped him to blackmail a person later on. That is how he also started blackmailing the actor, as the actor had not paid off a debt. Sonu had videos and audios of Arbaaz, which helped in blackmailing.