Television actor Gaurav Dixit was arrested in connection with a drug case by the Mumbai zonal team of the Narcotics Control Bureau, an official said on Friday. The NCB was on the lookout for Dixit for the past few months after his name cropped up in the interrogation of actor Ajaz Khan and some other persons in April this year, the official said. The actor has now been sent to the NCB custody till August 30, according to the news agency ANI.
Dixit’s home in Lokhandwala in Andheri was searched at the time and drugs were seized, the official added. A few months ago, NCB had raided Gaurav’s residence in Mumbai post which the actor had gone missing. Sameer Wankhede, who is NCB’s Zonal Director, issued a statement about Gaurav’s alleged involvement in the drug case.
Gaurav has been a part of films like ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’, ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’, ‘Dahek: A Restless Mind’, ‘The Magic of Cinema’, and ‘Ganga Ke Paar Saiyan Hamar’. He has appeared in TV shows like ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’.
“During interrogation, Khan revealed Dixit’s name and confessed that he used to purchase MDMA and other drugs from Dixit. After a preliminary investigation, it appears that Dixit supplies drugs in Bollywood. A team of NCB visited at Dixit’s residence in Lokhandwala on Friday night but he was not present at home,” the official said.
Ajaz Khan was arrested by the NCB in March earlier this year. His name had cropped up during the interrogation of arrested drug peddler Shadab Batata.
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