New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned actor Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades after a raid was conducted at his home on Monday. As per sources, the search began at 7 am today and at three places in Mumbai – Andheri, Khar, and Bandra – which includes his residence and office.
The NCB raid was carried out for almost 8 hours, after which the couple was summoned and was asked to join the investigation on November 11. The anti-drug agency has seized the actor’s iPad, few mobile phones and a laptop, apart from some other electronic gadgets.
On Sunday, film producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s home was searched by the anti-drugs agency, after which his wife Shabana Saeed was arrested and he was summoned for questioning. He appeared before the NCB today.
The NCB sleuths seized 10 grams of ganja from Firoz Nadiadwala’s premises, officials told news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, last month the NCB had arrested Agisilaos Demetriades, Arjun Rampal’s girlfriend Gabriella’s brother, in a drugs case.
The NCB is cracking down on Bollywood’s alleged drug links that came to the fore after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14. Many high-profile Bollywood celebs have been questioned by the NCB so far in the drugs case.
Sushant’s actress girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and two of the actor’s close aides were also arrested by the NCB in a drugs case linked to his death. Rhea was granted bail almost a month after her arrest in September.