The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Bengaluru zone, arrested Bigg Boss Kannada season 6 contestant Adam Pasha under the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 on Tuesday, 20th October. Confirming Adam Pasha’s arrest, Amit Ghawate, NCB, Bengaluru Zonal Director, told The New Indian Express, “Pasha confirmed to the investigating officer that she has been taking MDMA for more than two years.” Amit Ghawate also revealed that Anika D, a television actress, who’s currently under arrest and lodged in Bengaluru Central Prison along with two other accused in the case, M Anoop and R Ravindran, had taken Pasha’s name while being questioned by the NCB.
“During her interrogation Anikha had told NCB that Pasha was her customer and that she used to supply MDMA in crystal form to the former. A detailed investigation including Pasha’s call data records and financial transactions among other crucial evidence confirmed that Pasha was using drugs and was also Anikha’s customer. The two were in touch with each other for the last two and a half years,” added Ghawate in his statement to The New Indian Express.
Pasha has been remanded in NCB custody till November 3 after being produced before the special NDPS court in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, the Central Crime Branch (CCB), also investigating the Sandalwood drug case, are set to take another accused, Virender Khanna, for a narco-analysis test to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Ahmedabad, after recently being granted permission by the court to subject Khanna to the test. “We have sought an appointment from the FSL and once they provide us with the date, we will take him to Gujarat,” said an official from the CCB. Virender Khanna has reportedly approached the Karnataka High Court for a stay on his narco-analysis test.