An NCB officer said Abdul Wahid, the accused, has allegedly been in the business for around three years. “He was supplying drugs to actors and other people despite the fact that the NCB is going after those trafficking drugs in the city and having drugs links with the film industry,” the officer said, requesting anonymity. He refused to divulge further details as the agency was on the lookout for more suspects linked to Wahid.
The officer said Wahid is known in the narcotics circuit by the name of Sultan Mirza. “He adopted this name from the actor Ajay Devgn’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbai in which Devgn played the character of Sultan Mirza, a character based on smuggler Haji Mastan from the Mumbai underworld.”
The officer said they have started analysing his phone call details and contact list.
Wahid has been booked under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. He was expected to be produced in court on 5 November.
Officials said 750 grams ganja (marijuana), 75 grams charas (hashish), and three grams of mephedrone were allegedly seized from him along with Rs1.75 lakh in cash.
His link has surfaced with the drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the official from the NCB said.
“Wahid is a big catch as he was supplying drugs to people connected with film industry and TV serials,” he said.
The NCB had earlier arrested actress Rhea Chakraborty and some other people in connection with its probe into the drugs case in Sushant’s death. Chakraborty is currently out on bail.
The NCB recently questioned some Bollywood personalities in connection with its probe into the drugs angle in Rajput’s death.
Sushant (34) was found hanging at his home in Bandra area here in June this year.