An autorickshaw driver and a complicated restaurant owner are among six individuals nabbed late on Saturday by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a swoop on the medicine mafia within the ongoing medicine angle probe within the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an official mentioned on Sunday. The six drug peddlers arrested have been recognized as Karanjeet Singh Anand, Dwayne Fernandes, Sanket Patel, Ankush Anreja, Sandeep Gupta and Aftab Fateh Ansari, NCB Deputy Director Ok.P.S. Malhotra mentioned.
Arrested by NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit workforce led by Sameer Wankhede from Mumbai and Goa, they are going to be produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace in Mumbai on Monday through video conferencing, mentioned Malhotra.
Sushant was discovered lifeless in his Bandra dwelling flat on June 14 – triggering an enormous political row, an upheaval in Bollywood and simultaneous investigations by the NCB, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and even the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Among these nabbed on Sunday are some peddlers who provided medicine to the late actor by means of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty and others.
Anand, 23, is described as a Mumbai-based narcotics provider having an area distribution channel of medication in Bollywood circles, and the NCB sleuths recovered unspecified portions of charas and ganja from him.
Fernandes – an affiliate of Showik Chakraborty – is a city-based drug supplier who used to produce the medicine meant for Sushant.
He was nabbed from Dadar west space together with different peddlers and the NCB recovered half a kilo of ganja from them.
Gupta is an auto-rickshaw driver by career however his predominant enterprise was to ferry bulk portions of weed to retail peddlers like Fernandes within the present case.
Patel, a part of the medicine distribution chain of Anand, used to ship the narcotics to numerous celebrities because the NCB prepares to peek deep into the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus. Nabbed from the upmarket Powai space, Anreja, 29 runs a meals kitchen in a complicated space of Mumbai and in addition bought narcotics like weed, hash and MD to excessive profile shoppers.
He used to purchase his provides from Anand and Patel and was additionally related with Anand and Anuj Keshwani – who had been arrested earlier in the identical case. The NCB recovered 42 gms of charas and money amounting to Rs 112,400 from him.
The final of the lot, Ansari is working a wholesale procurement channel of weed for Gupta who distributed it additional by means of others within the community. Besides, the NCB, Goa Sub Zone, has apprehended Chris Costa in the identical case and additional investigation is underway, mentioned Malhotra.
The NCB has additionally denied hypothesis in some sections of the media that a number of main Bollywood personalities are on its radar or are being probed.