Bollywood medication crackdown: Producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s estranged spouse Shabana Saeed granted bail by… – Hindustan Occasions

The Esplanade court docket on Tuesday granted bail to producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s estranged spouse Shabana Saeed.

On Sunday, the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) arrested Saeed and 4 others in an ongoing crackdown on the usage of medication in Bollywood. In a raid at her house in Juhu, officers discovered 10 gram of marijuana. Saeed was remanded in judicial custody on Monday, following which her lawyer Ayaz Khan filed for bail.

“We argued that the amount seized could be very small, for which the punishment is round one-year jail. She has separated from her husband and the custody of the 2 children is to stay along with her. She has to take care of them additionally,” Khan argued whereas looking for bail.

Following a tip-off, NCB first arrested Wahid Abdul Kadir Shaikh alias Sultan Mirza from Andheri (West). Throughout his interrogation, he revealed that he had equipped marijuana to Saeed. Shaikh has allegedly been supplying medication from a number of years and is named Sultan Mirza within the drug provide chain, mentioned NCB officers.

An NCB staff instantly reached Saeed’s residence in Juhu and a search was carried out within the presence of two unbiased witnesses. Officers recovered 10 gram of marijuana from the property, which was procured from Shaikh. A discover was issued beneath part 67 of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Saeed was arrested after her assertion was recorded.

Aside from Saeed and Shaikh, NCB additionally arrested three different drug suppliers within the operation, and their questioning is underway.

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