IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 4th Oct 2015: An Indian model and actress Arshi Khan today filed a written complaint with the Mumbai police accusing a Dubai-based bookie Arif Mohammed of coercing her to influence Pakistani and Indian cricketers to get them to ‘do his bidding’. The Mumbai-based actress submitted a written complaint through her manager Rajesh Sawant, it is learnt.
According to a written complaint submitted today to the Goregaon West – Bangur Nagar police station by model and actress Arshi Khan, a bookie from Dubai who identified himself as Arif Mohamed called her at about 3.30 pm (IST) today and suggested that she could make a lot of money if she used her contacts with some of the top cricketers in Pakistan and tried to influence them. The bookie told her that he was based in Dubai, but had his network in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and other cities in Pakistani, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, etc. He claimed that he was connected to Dawood Ibrahim and other criminals and could rig matches based on their instructions.
Speaking to news agency IndiaNewsNetwork.IN in Mumbai, Arshi Khan said, “I got a call at about 3.30 pm today from a Dubai mobile number. I answered the call and a person who identified himself as some Arif Mohamed said that he would pay me Rs 5 crore if I could help him influence several Indian and Pakistani cricketers. I told him to f**k off and immediately instructed my manager Rajesh Sawant to draft a written complaint and submit it to the nearest police station,” Arshi Khan said.
Apparently Arshi Khan has been in the news for her proximity to many Indian and Pakistani cricketers. She recently admitted publicly that she shared an intimate relationship with Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi. Media reports also claimed she was also ‘close’ to many Indian cricketers including Yuvraj Singh and M S Dhoni. Arshi Khan had denied these reports and stated that she only met Singh and Dhoni and public events and all that was exchanged between them was a polite and casual ‘hi’ and that the reports of link-ups were totally false.