The NCB contended that the actress' brother Showik Chakraborty was also allegedly linked with drug peddlers from whom he received packets on behalf of Rajput.
The operation began on May 24 after the federal anti-drug agency first intercepted two women passengers who landed in Bengaluru from Zimbabwe and about 7 kg of heroin was seized from them.
The central agency said it has dropped charges against a few accused persons due to lack of evidence.
Statistics with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reveal that Odisha accounted for nearly 1.6 per cent of the total heroin seizures made nationally in 2021
Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil said the death seemed suspicious and he has ordered Director General of Police Rajnish Seth to conduct a probe.
The NCB was further embarrassed when a witness Prabhakar Sail made stunning allegations of extortion and pay-offs involving another 'witness' Kiran Gosavi, alleged Bharatiya Janata Party activists present during the raids, etc.
NCP leader Nawab Malik who held several press conferences against Wankhede had even alleged that because of lobbying by BJP leaders, Wankhede wad not transferred from NCB.
Pradhan was posted as NDRF DG prior to his deputation to the NCB.
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office on Friday (Nov 5). Apart from Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were also seen at the NCB office for their weekly visit.
The Mumbai Police's Public Prosecutor Aruna Pai assured that Wankhede would be given three working days' notice before his arrest, after which the court disposed off Wankhede's plea.
Pune police have detained Kiran Gosavi, an independent witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case, in connection with a 2018 cheating case registered against him here in Maharashtra, officials said on Thursday.
After a barrage of bribery allegations surfaced, coupled with accusations of extortion and forgery of documents by Mumbai zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Samir Wankhede, his sister Yasmeen has finally opened up.
As per NCB briefing, 2.4 grams of Ganja was seized from Manish, while Avin confessed to having consumed ganja twice on board the cruise liner during the rave party. Both were intercepted after the ship was docked at the Mumbai port for the second time on October 4. Both Avin and Manish had joined the party as guests.
Aryan said he had no links with the goings-on outside pertaining to allegations and counter-allegations between the NCB and a political leader
The NCB said the bail plea was "misconceived and ill-conceived".
Maharashtra minister and NCP spokesman Nawab Malik, who has repeatedly termed the cruise drugs bust case as "fake", said Sail's claims were "very serious" and demanded a probe into it by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
Her actor-father Chunky Panday accompanied her to the NCB office as he had done on Thursday.
Ananya Panday and Aryan Khan's alleged drug chat reveals the two discussing narcotics substances on more than one occasion, says NCB.
Ananya Panday Reaches NCB Headquarters After Summons In Aryan Khan Drug Case
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reaches Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat' in Mumbai and served notice in connection with the Mumbai cruise drug case seeking handover of gadgets owned by Aryan Khan.