Replying to a written query within the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy stated the NCB carries out searches, seizures, arrests and investigations constantly on actionable inputs.
- Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 11:45 PM IST
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The authorities on Tuesday stated no actionable inputs have been acquired by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) revealing the alleged nexus between folks within the movie trade and drug traffickers. Replying to a written query within the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy stated the NCB carries out searches, seizures, arrests and investigations constantly all year long on the actionable inputs developed by itself or acquired from different sources.
“During the period of COVID-19 lockdown, no such actionable inputs were received by NCB revealing the nexus between people in the film industry and drug traffickers. “However, a case on this regard has been registered by NCB Mumbai zonal unit on August 28, 2020. Till date, on this case 10 individuals have been arrested. Drugs reminiscent of Ganja, Hashish, Tetra Hydro Cannabinol and Lysergic acid De-ethylamide have been seized within the operation,” he stated.
Reddy was replying to a query on whether or not the federal government has carried out an in depth inquiry into the nexus between folks within the movie trade and people concerned in drug commerce through the COVID-19 lockdown.
Batting for Bollywood on the ground of the Rajya Sabha, MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday argued for presidency assist to the leisure trade and slammed these tarnishing its picture. Bachchan’s speech, by which she used a Hindi proverb to say these defaming the trade have been biting the fingers that fed them, earned her fulsome reward from lots of her colleagues in Bollywood that has been beneath a cloud for the reason that loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.
Although Bachchan didn’t take any names, her speech got here a day after BJP’s Lok Sabha MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan stated there was an issue of drug dependancy within the movie trade. She additionally stated she fully disagrees with those that time period the leisure trade a “gutter”, a time period utilized by actor Kangana Ranaut to explain Bollywood in a tweet final month. Through a Zero Hour point out in Rajya Sabha, Bachchan stated the leisure trade was being flogged by social media and requested the federal government to guard and assist it.