NCB arrests actor Ajaz Khan in drugs case

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(Eds: Updating with NCB custody by court) Mumbai, Mar 31 (PTI) The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested Bollywood actor and former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan in connection with a drugs case, a senior NCB official said on Wednesday.

Khan was initially detained by the NCB Mumbai zonal unit on Tuesday after he landed at the city airport, he said.

His name had cropped up during the interrogation of arrested drug peddler Shadab Batata, the official said.

Accordingly, Khan was questioned by the NCB at its office in south Mumbai andhis statement was recorded late Tuesday night.

After examining his role in the crime, he was placed under arrest, the official said.

A city court remanded Khan to the custody of the NCB till April 3.

Khan was served a notice at the Mumbai airport on Tuesday by NCB officials upon his arrival from Rajasthan and then brought to the NCB office for questioning.

A team led by NCB's zonal director Sameer Wankhede also conducted searches in suburban Andheri and Lokhandwala on Tuesday in connection with the case, he said.

While speaking to media persons before entering the NCB's office on Tuesday, Khan said he was not detained and he had himself come to meet the anti-drug agency's officers.

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