The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested actor Ajaz Khan. On Tuesday, 30 March, Khan was in custody at the Mumbai airport by the NCB, reported by ANI. The NCB was also proclaimed as saying that raids were conducted at two locations in Mumbai.
After the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year, the NCB had started investigating claimed use of drugs by the film and television industries.
Ajaz had participated in the reality show Big Boss season 7 as a wild card entry. He also entered the show in season 8.
Actor and former Big Boss contestant Ajaz Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today. A day after he was retarded for questioning over confined drugs found at his Mumbai home. He was taken into custody yesterday from the Mumbai airport from his arrival from Rajasthan. The agency said it had found alprazolam tablets from his residence during searches in the city’s Andheri and Lokhandwala areas.
The NCB said, Aijaz Khan is part of narcotics peddler Shadab Farooque Shaikh alias Shadab Batata’s gang. Shaikh was confined last Thursday and over 2 kilograms of the banned ephedrine drug were regained from him.
Mr. Khan also claimed he was not confined. He went to meet the officers voluntarily. This morning, he urged on his innocence.
He said, it was nothing found from my home or from the airport. 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.”
The NCB has in recent months secured the screws on the alleged Bollywood-narcotics. The investigations are associated with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death last year.
Further, a number of industry a-listers including Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor and have been interrogated by the NCB during this phase.