No ‘actionable inputs’ on nexus between film industry and drug peddlers: Govt

by Times of India

NEW DELHI: The home ministry on Tuesday told the

Lok Sabha

that

Narcotics Control Bureau

(NCB), which is investigating the alleged drugs angle in actor

Sushant Singh Rajput

’s death by hanging, had on its own, not received any actionable inputs “during the period of Covid-19 lockdown” pointing to a nexus between people in the film industry and drug peddlers.

“NCB carries out search, seizure, arrest and investigation continuously throughout the year on actionable inputs developed on its own and/or on receipt from other sources,” MoS for home G Kishan Reddy said adding that no actionable inputs were received during the Covid-19 lockdown suggesting a links between people in the film industry and drug traffickers.

“However, a case in this regard has been registered by NCB Mumbai Zonal unit on 28.08.2020. Till date, in this case 10 persons have been arrested. Drugs such as ganja, hashish, tetra hydro cannabinol and lysergic acid de-ethylamide have been seized in the operation,” said Reddy. Incidentally, the total arrests by NCB, which reports to home ministry, have now gone further up to 16. The arrested include Bollywood actress and Sushant’s girlfriend

Rhea Chakraborty

and her brother Showik.

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