Ajaz Khan arrested by NCB after eight-hour-long interrogation; claims innocence
Actor Ajaz Khan, who is widely known for his stint on Bigg Boss, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday after eight hours of interrogation in connection with a drug case.
He was detained from the Mumbai airport yesterday when he returned from Rajasthan.
Reportedly, Khan's name surfaced when drug peddler Shadab Batata was being interrogated.
NCB believes Khan is associated with a drug syndicate
The agency conducted raids in Andheri and Lokhandwala areas and found Alprazolam tablets from Khan's residence. NCB maintained that Khan is a part of Batata's syndicate.
Notably, the peddler was arrested last week and over two kg of Mephedrone drug was recovered from him.
Batata's subsequent revelations led the agency to Khan. The actor was taken for a medical examination today.
He said NCB only found 'four sleeping pills'
However, on Wednesday morning, Khan claimed that the NCB personnel didn't find anything either from his residence or at the airport.
When prodded by reporters about the drugs found from his home, he replied, "Nothing. Ask them where they got it...what they got was four sleeping pills. My wife had miscarried and was in depression. She was taking those pills."
'My wife is using pills as antidepressants'
Maharashtra: NCB takes actor Ajaz Khan for a medical check-up before producing him before a court in Mumbai for remand.— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2021
"Only 4 sleeping pills were found at my home. My wife has suffered a miscarriage is using these pills as antidepressants," he says. pic.twitter.com/y3R1UG3wvK
Khan was arrested in a drug case in 2018
This is not the first time that Khan got involved in a drug-related case. Back in 2018, he was arrested by the Thane Anti-Narcotic Cell for possessing drugs.
In July 2019, he was arrested by the cybercrime police for creating and uploading objectionable videos.
Last year in April, he was arrested for indulging in defamation, hate speech, and violating prohibitory orders.
Khan's behavior in 'Bigg Boss' was slammed
Though he has acted in several Hindi and Telugu films, Khan became a household name after he participated in the seventh season of Bigg Boss. He made headlines for engaging in regular clashes with fellow inmates and his rough behavior.
As per the latest reports, once Khan's medical examination is over, he will be produced before a court in Mumbai for remand.