September 14, 2020 3:41:39 pm
BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan Monday claimed Bollywood has been grappling with drug dependancy and praised the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for its “excellent work”.
Raising the difficulty throughout the Zero hour in Lok Sabha, Kishan stated that medicine are being smuggled from China and Pakistan and that there’s a “conspiracy by the neighbouring international locations to destroy the youth.
“We know the issue of drug trafficking and drug dependancy is growing. In this conspiracy, our neighbouring international locations are concerned… Drugs come to this nation by way of China and Pakistan. Our movie business too is affected,” the BJP MP informed the Lower House.
Without mentioning the actor Rhea Chakraborty, the Bhojpuri star additionally appreciated the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for clamping down on offenders.
“Several individuals have been apprehended, NCB is doing excellent work. I urge central govt to take strict motion, apprehend the culprits quickly, give them befitting punishment and convey an finish to conspiracy of neighbouring international locations,” Kishan added.
The MP’s comment comes amidst NCB’s probe of the drug angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying case. The company has arrested a number of individuals together with Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and Sushant’s home supervisor. It has to this point made 10 arrests within the case with three accused at present out on bail.
Rhea, who’s at present lodged in Byculla ladies’s jail, has claimed in her bail plea, which was rejected by a particular court docket, that there was no cost of consumption, possession or seizure of medicine in opposition to her and Showik and that the NCB is “intentionally imprecise and silent” on the quantity of financing, quantum of medicine and sort of medicine she is alleged to have procured and financed.
She has additionally claimed that she has been subjected to investigation by three companies, together with a “substantial media path”, which has taken a extreme toll on her psychological well being.
Earlier, the Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru Police has additionally arrested Kannada movie actor Ragini Dwivedi on prices of affiliation with a world drug peddling racket that revolved round supplying psychedelic medicine to prospects at big-ticket occasions like rave events.
(Inputs from PTI)
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