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No 'actionable inputs' to show drug, film industry nexus: Govt

September 16, 2020 08:54 IST

The government on Tuesday said no actionable inputs were received by the Narcotics Control Bureau revealing the alleged nexus between people in the film industry and drug traffickers.

IMAGE: Parliament House during its monsoon session. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the NCB carries out searches, seizures, arrests and investigations continuously throughout the year on the actionable inputs developed on its own or received from other sources.

"During the period of COVID-19 lockdown, no such actionable inputs were received by NCB revealing the nexus between people in the film industry and drug traffickers," he said.

 

"However, a case in this regard has been registered by NCB Mumbai zonal unit on August 28, 2020. Till date, in this case 10 persons have been arrested. Drugs such as Ganja, Hashish, Tetra Hydro Cannabinol and Lysergic acid De-ethylamide have been seized in the operation," he said.

Reddy was replying to a question on whether the government has conducted a detailed inquiry into the nexus between people in the film industry and those involved in drug trade during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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