No “actionable inputs” have been acquired on any nexus between individuals within the movie trade and drug traffickers, the federal government instructed the Lok Sabha right now within the backdrop of allegations on the matter following the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. With the Narcotics Control Bureau’s arrest of Sushant Rajput’s good friend Rhea Chakraborty throughout investigations into the drug angle within the case, and accused of being “an active member of a drugs syndicate”, the Hindi movie trade has been dealing with sharp criticism.
The concern discovered resonance in parliament, with veteran actor Jaya Bachchan strongly refuting actor Ravi Kishan’s allegations on Bollywood drug nexus.
In response to a written query within the Lok Sabha on whether or not the federal government has carried out an in depth inquiry into the matter, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy right now stated the Narcotics Control Bureau has discovered no such “actionable inputs” in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown.
“However, a case in this regard has been registered by NCB Mumbai zonal unit on August 28, 2020. Till date, in this case 10 persons have been arrested. Drugs such as Ganja, Hashish, Tetra Hydro Cannabinol and Lysergic acid De-ethylamide have been seized in the operation,” minister added.
Allegations relating to drug use in Bollywood had been first made by actor Kangana Ranaut. a number of distinguished actors will probably be “behind the bars” if the Narcotics Control Bureau investigated the movie trade, stated the actor who has been concerned in an enormous row with the Maharashtra authorities over her Mumbai unsafe remark and the following comparability of town with Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.
On Monday, her remarks on drug use discovered help from Ravi Kishan, a preferred Bhojpuri and Hindi actor. In an announcement in Parliament, the actor stated a number of individuals have been arrested within the trade for drug use and it was all a conspiracy by Pakistan and China concentrating on the nation‘s younger individuals.
“I urge the central government to take strict action against the culprits soon. Give them a befitting punishment and bring an end to this conspiracy by neighbouring countries,” he stated.
Today, Jaya Bachchan issued a spirited refutation, saying a complete trade can’t be tarred due to just a few individuals.
“I was really embarrassed and ashamed that yesterday one our members in the Lok Sabha, who is from the industry, spoke against the film industry. Jis thaali me khaate hain usi me chched karte hain,” she stated.
Ravi Kishan stood by his allegations, saying, “When Jaya-ji joined, the situation was not like this but now we need to protect the industry”.