The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested an alleged drug dealer Azam Jumman Sheikh today early morning.
He is set to be produced before the Esplanade court for remand. The arrest was made after several raids were conducted at many locations, including his home. During the raids at his Milat Nagar (Lokhandwala) home, the NCB found and seized five kilograms of Malana Cream worth ₹ 2.5 crores. Escatcy tablets, opium, and MDMA were also found. The raids were conducted based on the information of Regel Mahakal, another alleged drug supplier, who is currently in police custody.
Mumbai: NCB Azam Sheikh Jumman taken for medical examination before being produced in Esplanade Court for remand later today.
NCB detained Jumman from Millat Nagar premises in Lokhandwala raids conducted yesterday. pic.twitter.com/OpyPtP58yW
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NCB told ANI that the final assessment of recovered drugs is yet to be done. Sameer Wankhede, the official who led the raids, called this one of the biggest drug busts. According to sources within the NCB, Azam Jumman Sheikh and Regel Mahakal supplied drugs to Bollywood personalities and sourced drugs from Himachal Pradesh.
The said drug dealers have not been directly linked Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. However, their arrests are the lastest ones conducted by the NCB after a multi-agency probe was initiated to see the link between drug consumption and actor’s suicide.
In the last three months, 26 people were arrested in connection with his suicide. Bollywood actors like Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, and Sara Ali Khan were questioned in relation to the case.
Shushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty (accused of giving drugs to the late actor) are out on bail. During Showik Chakraborty’s bail hearing the court noted, “There is no allegation that the petitioner indulged in the financing, directly or indirectly, any of the alleged activities. There is also no allegation that the petitioner has harboured any person engaged in such activities.”
Niharika Dabral | Inputs from ANI