NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede, team gets attacked by drug peddlers in Mumbai; four arrested
NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and 4 other people from his team have been attacked by a group of drug peddlers in the Goregaon area of Mumbai.
According to our sources, it was a crowd of around 60 people. In this, 2 NCB officers are badly injured. The name of the drug peddler that the NCB went to capture is named Carry Mandis. The situation was brought under control with the help of Mumbai Police.
According to the latest update, Carry Mandis and his three associates have been taken into custody and a case has been registered under Section 353 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Sameer Wankhede was the one who probed actress Rhea Chakraborty's drug conspiracy link in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday will also file its replies on bail pleas of comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa who have been arrested in connection with the alleged consumption of cannabis. The couple was sent to judicial custody till December 4 by Mumbai's Esplanade Court on Sunday.
"Charges of consumption of drugs have been invoked against them," said Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director of the NCB, Mumbai. NCB on Saturday raided the production office and house of comedian Bharti Singh and recovered 86.5 grams of ganja (cannabis) from both places.
The NCB had earlier raided a place in the Khar Danda area and nabbed a trafficker aged 21 years with various drugs including 15 blots of LSD (commercial quantity), ganja (40 grams), and Nitrazepam (psychotropic medicines).
In follow up and in corroboration with previous inputs, the NCB raided the production office and house of comedian Bharti Singh. This comes as the probe, which began from the drug case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, continues to expand to the alleged drug abuse by Bollywood celebrities. Notably, a raid was also conducted at the residence of actor Arjun Rampal, after which he and his girlfriend were summoned by the NCB for questioning in the matter.