Actor Arjun Rampal’s sister Komal Rampal has been summoned by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) for questioning in a drugs-related case through which he has additionally been questioned.
The summons was issued inside days of Komal Rampal expressing her incapacity to seem earlier than the investigation company citing sick well being.
The NCB had stated it could study her response since she didn’t search any additional date to seem.
Ms Rampal was referred to as by the NCB after her brother reportedly advised the company officers that one of many two banned medicines present in his Mumbai house throughout a raid in November was for his sister.
Arjun Rampal, who has been questioned twice for over six hours every time, has offered a prescription for the medicines banned below the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act. The NCB is checking the prescription’s authenticity.
The anti-drugs company has additionally summoned Mumbai’s well-known betel nut vendor Muchhad Paanwala, whose identify appeared through the questioning of Karan Sajnani, a British nationwide arrested on Saturday with two others for allegedly supplying imported strains of marijuana within the metropolis, an official stated.
Over 200 kg of ganja, together with imported strains like ‘OG Kush’ (a pressure of hashish indica), and curated marijuana, a few of which had been sourced from the USA, have been recovered within the NCB motion.
“A workforce of NCB’s Mumbai unit led by zonal director Sameer Wankhede performed a raid in Bandra (West) and seized ganja from a courier. It then performed searches in Khar (West) and recovered an enormous stash of imported strains of marijuana from Karan Sajnani,” he stated.
In accordance with the NCB, Karan Sajnani packed the contraband within the type of pre-rolled cigarettes and marketed it to high-end purchasers in Mumbai and different states, together with Bollywood celebrities. The exercise was allegedly financed by Rahila Furniturewala, who was additionally arrested.
The raids are half of a bigger probe into allegations of a movie industry-drug cartel nexus that emerged within the investigations into the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June final 12 months.