After Bharti Singh of The Kapil Sharma Show and Rhea Chakraborty, the Narcotics Control Bureau has now arrested former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan. The NCB said that it arrested Ajaz Khan in connection with a drug case. The actor was first detained by the NCB on Tuesday soon after he arrived at Mumbai airport from Rajasthan.
Quoting an NCB official, news agency PTI reported that Ajaz’s name had cropped up during an interrogation of arrested drug peddler Shadab Batata.
Ajaz, for his part, had earlier told reporters that he had voluntarily appeared before the anti-drug agency’s officers while denying the reports of his detention.
The NCB had grilled Ajaz at its South Mumbai office before recording his statement. The agency later decided to place the controversial actor under arrest after ascertaining his role in the crime.
Curiously, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy had tweeted about Ajaz Khan last year linking him to the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. He had written, “Does any one following the Sushant Singh Rajput murder case know who Ajaz Khan is? Mumbai based Narcotics dealer? Dubai connected?
Earlier, the NCB had grilled several top Bollywood actors including Deepika Padukone and Rhea Chakraborty, who was later sent to jail for several weeks before being released on bail. The NCB had also arrested famous comedienne Bharti Singh along with her husband Haarsh Limbaachiya.
Both Bharti and Haarsh were arrested in November after the NCB raided their premises and recovered around 86 grams of gaanja. They were sent to 14 days of judicial remand but a court in Mumbai had ordered their release on bail within days of their arrest.