Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s wife was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday after investigators found 10 grams of marijuana at their house in Mumbai throughout a raid, officers mentioned.
NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede told information agency PTI that Firoz Nadiadwala was summoned by the anti-drugs company earlier within the day, but he didn’t appear.
“Now we have arrested Firoz Nadiadwala”s spouse below the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Additional investigation is on,” he mentioned.
Earlier in the day, the residence of the Nadiadwala’s was searched by a group of NCB officers who seized the marijuana, officers mentioned
The contraband had been bought from an accused identified as Wahid Abdul Kadir Sheikh alias Sultan who was arrested earlier, they mentioned.
“Firoz Nadiadwala’s spouse Shabana Saeed was issued a discover below part 67 of the NDPS Act. She was arrested after her assertion was recorded,” officers mentioned.
The NCB had earlier arrested 4 people as a part of its crackdown on drug sellers and their shoppers linked to the Hindi movie trade.
The company’s crackdown on Bollywood started after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June with allegations that his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, additionally an actor, helped him purchase medication.
Since then, actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Rakul Preet Singh, and others have been referred to as in for questioning by the NCB.
Sources within the company, whose mandate is to go after bigger drug cartels and never particular person shoppers, have mentioned it was summoning Bollywood A-listers to know the community of providing by alleged shoppers.
The investigation has channeled a torrent of abuse and hate at Bollywood from a bit of social media and information networks prompting the movie trade to talk out last month.
In a lawsuit filed within the Delhi High Court, main filmmakers together with Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, and Farhan Akhtar requested two TV channels Republic TV and Occasions Now to chorus from “irresponsible reporting” and vilification.