The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday picked up filmmaker Karan Johar’s right-hand Kshitij Ravi Prasad from his Versova residence after the agency conducted raids there. In a massive revelation, the NCB has confirmed that the Dharma Productions Executive Producer & Director bought huge amounts of drugs regularly, sources told Republic.
Drugs found at Karan Johar aide Kshitij’s house during NCB raids
Marijuana and small amounts of weed have also been seized from Kshitij’s place during searches. He was seen being escorted by NCB officials from his residence and is currently on the way to NCB’s Ballad Pier Office.
The NCB officials have also revealed that so far Kshitij Ravi Prasad has not been detained or arrested. Since Kshitij Prasad was summoned for today, he accompanied the NCB to their office after the raids. However, they also confirmed that the Dharma Productions Executive Producer will be taken into custody after his interrogation.
Kshitij had only hours earlier landed in Mumbai from Delhi where he was on Thursday when summons were issued to him. His house was raided by the agency officials on Thursday as well.
Drug peddler Ankush Arneja had revealed his name following which he was summoned by the NCB. Ankush had confessed to the agency, many times, that Kshitij procured drugs from him.
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NCB raids underway, case filed against Sanam & Abigail
Earlier in the day, the NCB officials began conducting raids at three different locations in Mumbai. The NCB raids are being carried out in Andheri, Oshiwara and in Powai. As per sources, during the investigation of drug peddlers, the team arrived at a list of dozens of Bollywood actors and associates who had procured contraband from them. The agency is currently probing the details.
Apart from this, the NCB also raided actor-choreographer couple Abigail Pande and Sanam Johar’s residence. Yesterday the duo was called in for questioning by the agency after their names emerged in the alleged celebrity drug cartel that the NCB is probing. The Mumbai NCB has registered a case against Sanam and Abigail for drug consumption under Section 20 of NDPS. As per sources, notable amounts of ‘charas’ had allegedly been found at Johar and Pande’s residence.
Source: Republic World