Bollywood Drug Probe: NCB Raid On ‘Welcome’ Producer Firoz Nadiadwala
Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has raided the residence of leading Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala in connection with the central agency’s probe into the Bollywood-drugs nexus.
According to an India Today report, NCB officials recovered some amount of drugs at the producer’s home in an upscale western suburb of Mumbai. Nadiadwala, however, was not present during the raid. His name had cropped up in interrogation of some of the detained suspects.
NCB officials also questioned Nadiadwala’s wife at their office on Sunday. Sources privy to the probe revealed that the ‘Welcome’ producer will soon be called for questioning, India Today reported.
On Saturday, NCB officials had conducted raids in four areas of Mumbai and seized marijuana and MD in commercial quantity. During these raids, four people were detained. They are currently being questioned at the NCB office in Mumbai, the report added.
In a related development, the brother of actor Arjun Rampal’s partner Gabriella, Agisilaos Demetriades, who was granted bail by a special court on Friday in a drugs case, was later taken into custody by the NCB in another drug-related case, News 18 reported.
Agisilaos, who is of South African nationality, was arrested by the NCB a couple of days ago in an ongoing drugs probe linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
NCB officials claimed Agisilaos was arrested after his name was associated with the drug peddlers arrested in the Sushant case.