Actor Vivek Oberoi, a vocal supporter of the BJP who starred as Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an adulatory biopic, have to be investigated for doable hyperlinks to the drug abuse scandal being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh mentioned on Friday.
Mr Deshmukh’s feedback got here after a Congress social gathering delegation met him with the demand following a raid at Mr Oberoi’s residence by the Bengaluru Police on Thursday in reference to the medicine scandal involving the Kannada movie business.
The police had been searching for Vivek Oberoi’s spouse Priyanka Alva’s brother Aditya who has been evading arrest after being named as within the medicine probe by the Central Crime Branch of the Bengaluru Police.
Priyanka Alva, the daughter of former Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva and Nandini Alva, has been served a discover by the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch as nicely, in line with information company ANI.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has mentioned the Narcotic Control Bureau or NCB ought to probe Vivek Oberoi within the separate drug case involving members of the Hindi movie business in Mumbai generally known as Bollywood.
“If the NCB does not probe it, then we will ask the Mumbai Police to probe it,” Mr Deshmukh mentioned.
Over previous few months, the Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party authorities in Maharashtra has countered assaults by the BJP over the widening probe into drug abuse allegations involving Bollywood by focusing on movie business members near the opposition social gathering.
The drug scandal in Bollywood erupted after the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June which was picked up by the BJP and its supporters as a speaking level to assault the Maharashtra authorities and the Mumbai Police.
Countering the fees in late August, the Maharashtra Home Minister had referred to as for an investigation into allegations towards filmmaker Sandip Ssingh, finest recognized for producing the PM Modi biopic that featured Vivek Oberoi.