The Bollywood industry is a chaotic place right now. Being a Bollywood freak it is hard to keep track of what’s going on, and facts. Bollywood Hush has written an in-depth analysis of the NCB investigation on Bollywood’s drug case so far.
NCB investigation on Bollywood’s drug case:
- NCB received official communication from Enforcement Directorate, in which there were various chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage, and transportation. Taking cognizance of the matter, NCB conducted a preliminary inquiry and launched an investigation in this matter.
- Based on network analysis undertaken on a technical level, the linkages were explored and one of the nodes of the network was busted on 27/28-08-2020 intervening night. A raid was conducted at Mumbai and two persons namely Abbas Lakhani and Karn Arora were arrested and seizure of bud (curated marijuana) was affected by their possession. The detailed network analysis and in follow up investigation, uncovered the linkages of Abbas Lakhani with one Zaid Vilatra.
- After the due procedure and taking evidence on record, Zaid was apprehended. During the search, Indian currency (Rs 9,55,750/-) and foreign currency (the US $ 2081, 180 British Pound, 15 Dirham) was recovered, regarding which Zaid disclosed as proceeds of drug peddling.
- Zaid disclosed that he runs an eatery shop at Bandra, which was not giving any pecuniary gains since lockdown. He also disclosed that he is into the drug peddling especially bud, through which he used to earn a substantial amount of money.
- Based on his interrogation, Basit Parihar r/o Bandra was made to join the investigation. It was learned that linkages of Basit with the earlier registered i.e, based on the preliminary inquiry on the details submitted by ED, were found, and the additional matter is under investigation.
- Further, Basit Parihar stated that he used to procure buds and weed for his friendShowikChakraborty.
- Showikwas asked to join the investigation wherein her accepted that he used to procure weed and buds through Basit Parihar and Kaizan Ebrahim and passed it over to his sister Rhea Chakravarty who further passed it to his friend Sushant Singh Rajput. Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant used to collect the said contraband and provided it to Sushant Singh after making joints. Rhea Chakraborty was arrested after her voluntary statement.
- Meanwhile, Kaizan was apprehended wherein he stated that he used to procure drugs from one Anuj Keshwani.
- Anuj Keshwani was apprehended by his resident at Bandra. During the search, Charas– 585gm, Ganja – 270.12 gm, THC – 3.6 gm, LSD – 0.62 gm were seized along with INR Rs. 1,85,200. He revealed the name of Karanjeet r/o Mumbai.
- In the further course of investigationKaranjeet, Fernandis, Gupta, Aftaab Mohammad, Ankush, and Sanket were apprehended and seizure of Ganja – 500gm, Hash – 42gm, Hash – 4gm, Ganja – 17gm was made. Indian Currency amounting to Rs.7,12,400 were also seized. One Mercedes M Class was also seized.
- While Rhea was arrested due to her linkages with the Drug Trafficking Network. Her statement was also recorded in Case Crime no. 15/2020, in which she dwelled into other aspects, where violations of provisions of NDPS were noted.
- The digital forensics of seized communication devices led to some workable information which was verified subsequently.
- Jayanti Saha, Shruti Modi, MadhuMantenna, SimoneKhambatta were examined.
- Today,i.e,25/09/2020 Rakul Preet and Karishma had joined the investigation.
So, this was all for now on the NCB investigation on Bollywood’s drug case. Stay tuned to Bollywood Hush for more news and updates.