Dhruv was arrested under the NDPS Act
Dhruv Tahil, the son of veteran actor Dalip Tahil, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a drug case.
The Anti Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police’s crime branch arrested Dhruv on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The arrest came due to Dhruv allegedly procuring drugs.
The Bandra unit of the ANC arrested Dhruv after their investigation revealed his WhatsApp chats with a drug dealer.
The dealer, identified as Muzammil Abdul Rahman Shaikh, was also arrested by ANC with 35 grams of mephedrone.
The ANC booked him under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Dhruv was arrested under the NDPS Act too.
During the investigation into Dhruv Tahil, it came to light that he and Shaikh had been in contact since 2019.
According to their WhatsApp chats, Dhruv contacted him to obtain drugs.
He also allegedly transferred money to Shaikh’s bank account a minimum of six times.
According to an official, an ANC team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Datta Nalawade is conducting further enquiries.
Dhruv appeared in court on Thursday, May 6, 2021. He is currently being held at the Bandra crime branch.
Dalip Tahil was approached about his son’s arrest. However, when questioned by Times of India, the veteran actor said that he will not be speaking on the subject, saying:
“I do not want to comment at the moment.”
It was only recently that Tahil introduced his son on his Instagram.
His image, posted on March 12, 2021, is captioned: My son Dhruv aspiring Actor.”
Dhruv Tahil’s arrest comes after he reacted to criticism against Bollywood’s drug problem in 2020.
He also commented on Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s remarks on the subject.
Speaking to Hindustan Times in 2020, shortly after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, Dhruv said:
“It’s a malaise that has engulfed our lives. So you can’t just point fingers at Bollywood.
“What started to get justice for the tragic death of an actor is turning into a circus.
“Before she (Kangana) passes personal judgement on her colleagues, she should also get tested herself.
“There’s much more happening in big businesses, media, where people are being manipulated, exploited and even dispensed off.
“Let’s talk about that as well?”
After the shocking death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2020, the Narcotics Control Bureau of India (NCB) continuously probed drug connection cases.
Many celebrities faced questioning, including Arjun Rampal, Bharti Singh and Rhea Chakraborty.