Former Bigg Boss contestant and actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested in a drug case last week following an investigation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). He has also been tested positive for COVID-19 and shifted to an unspecified hospital. The anti-drug agency has said that the officers involved in the case will also undergo a Covid Test.
Various other actors have also been tested positive for the deadly virus over the last few months especially in Mumbai. Maharashtra has seen a massive spike in cases recently which has compelled the government to impose strict Covid-19 curbs in the state.
Khan was previously detained for questioning. Later, restricted drugs were recovered from his Mumbai flat after NCB initiated a raid at the venue last week. As soon as the actor arrived at Mumbai airport from Rajasthan, he was taken into custody. He was arrested after 8 long hours of interrogation. Although during his interview with the reporters, Khan insisted that he was innocent.
“Neither was anything found from my home nor from the airport,” Mr Khan had said. When asked repeatedly about the drugs found at his residence, he said, “Nothing. Ask them where they got it… what they got was four sleeping pills. My wife had miscarried and was in depression. She was taking those pills.”
NCB has reported that they have found alprazolam tablets from his residence during the search. They have also raided the house of Gaurav Dixit, another TV actor. A large number of banned drugs was recovered from his residence. The actor and a foreign woman who lived with him are yet to be found. The raid was conducted after Dixit’s name came up during Ajaz Khan’s interrogation.
Following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year, the NCB has tightened the investigation regarding the alleged Bollywood-narcotics syndicate. The searches, interrogations, and arrests have increased in the recent months