Up to date: November 14, 2020 1:58:14 am
Actor Arjun Rampal was questioned by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) for over seven hours on Friday in reference to the seizure of banned painkillers from his house in Bandra West. The NCB had summoned the 47-year-old actor to elucidate why he was in possession of opioid drug Tramadol. Rampal left the NCB workplace in Ballard Pier a couple of minutes previous 6 pm.
Rising from the questioning, Rampal informed mediapersons that he had given the company a prescription. Possession of Tramadol, a strong painkiller, is banned in India with out a prescription. An NCB official stated that the company was verifying the veracity of the prescription.
In the meantime, the company arrested an engineer, an Australian nationwide, who’s a buddy of Agisilaos Demetriades, the brother of Rampal’s live-in associate Gabriella.
Paul Bartels is at present employed as an engineering supervisor with a serious worldwide building contractor. In response to NCB, Bartels is alleged to be part of the conspiracy to acquire medicine together with Agisilaos, who was arrested by the NCB in October for possession of medication. Final week, as Agisilaos was granted bail within the case, the NCB took him again into its custody after his title cropped up within the alleged import of cocaine into India through couriers.
“Bartels has been working in Mumbai for the previous couple of years and is a buddy of Agisilaos. He is aware of Rampal by means of Agisilaos. We’re investigating Bartels’ hyperlinks with Agisilaos in procuring medicine,” stated the officer.
Bartels was summoned by the NCB on Thursday and positioned below arrest. He was produced in courtroom on Friday and remanded to judicial custody. Earlier than issuing a summons to Rampal, the NCB had questioned Gabriella for over six hours every on Wednesday and Thursday, following the search at their house on Tuesday. The search was prompted by the arrest final week of 4 drug peddlers and suppliers serving shoppers working within the movie and tv industries.
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