Mumbai: A local court here on Sunday remanded Kshitij Ravi Prasad into the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) custody till October 3.
A former executive of Dharma Productions, the NCB recently arrested Prasad in the ongoing drugs angle probe related to the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
While moving the remand application, the NCB Joint Intelligence Officer Murari Lal said Sanket Patel, a peddler who had been arrested earlier, had supplied ganja to Prasad on the orders of another co-accused Karamjeet Singh Anand.
Currently, on bail, Patel said he had delivered the contraband to Prasad outside his Andheri residence, 12 times between May-July 2020.
For each consignment of 50 gms, Prasad paid him Rs. 3,500 – coming to a total of 600 gms Ganja worth Rs.42,000 in that period.
Similarly, based on a statement by another accused Ankush Anreja the NCB searched Prasad’s house on September 25, though initially this was denied by the investigating agency last Friday.
The NCB sleuths recovered a roll joint believed to be the remnants of a smoked ganja roll, and seized certain documents and gadgets, said the agency in the remand plea.
After his interrogation, wherein Prasad reportedly admitted that he procured Hashish from Anreja and Karamjeet via Patel, Prasad was arrested.
The NCB said the accused Prasad is indirectly connected with Anuj Keshwani – one of the earliest arrests made by the NCB – from whom commercial quantities of narcotics were seized.
With Prasad’s arrest, the total people netted by the NCB in the drugs case has touched 20.
They include Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Abbas Lakhani, Karan Arora, Zaid Vilatra, Abdul Basit Parihar, Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant, Kaizan Ebrahim, Anuj Keswani, Ankush Arneja, Karamjeet Singh Anand, Sanket Patel, Sandeep Gupta, Aftab Ansari, Dwyane Fernandes, Suryadeep Malhotra, Chris Costa, Rahil Vishram and lastly Kshitij Prasad.
While some are in NCB custody, others are in judicial custody and the rest have been released on bail.