the NCB is believed to be conducting raids at several properties
Former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan has been arrested in relation to the Bollywood drugs case.
He was taken into custody by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) over his alleged involvement with drugs.
It was reported that Ajaz was in Rajasthan at the time.
Upon returning to Mumbai, he was arrested.
Following his arrest, the NCB is believed to be conducting raids at several properties in Mumbai belonging to the actor.
This includes areas like Andheri and Lokhandwala.
According to reports, Ajaz’s name came to light after the arrest of drug peddler Shadab Batata.
Ajaz is said to be accused of being a member of Batata’s gang.
Batata and an accomplice were arrested on March 25, 2021, after officers acted on a tip-off.
The pair were arrested at a property in Mumbai and when searched, officers found drugs worth Rs. 2 Crore (£198,000).
Officers also seized cash that was in foreign currency, two vehicles and a cash counting machine.
Batata and his gang are accused of supplying drugs to Bollywood celebrities.
The NCB has been investigating the link between drugs and Bollywood since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
His death was initially seen as a suicide, however, allegations that he was given drugs soon came to light.
This led to a major investigation into drugs within Bollywood and high-profile actors such as Deepika Padukone and Arjun Rampal were questioned.
Some were even taken into custody.
Following Ajaz Khan’s arrest, it looks as though there has been a development in the investigation.
More information on his arrest and alleged involvement will come to fruition during questioning.
Ajaz Khan starred in various films and TV shows but he found fame on Bigg Boss 7, where he finished as the second runner up.
He appeared as a guest on Bigg Boss 8.
This is not the first time Ajaz has been embroiled in controversy.
In October 2018, Ajaz was arrested by the NCB after he was found in possession of ecstasy tablets. Police reportedly found him in an inebriated state.
In April 2020, Ajaz was arrested for making objectionable remarks during a Facebook Live session.
He was arrested and charged with defamation, promoting hate speech and violation of prohibitory orders.
He was later granted bail by the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court on a surety of Rs. 1 Lakh (£990).
A case was registered under sections 153A, 121, 117, 188, 501, 504, 505(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against the actor.