Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday demanded an NCB probe into actor Vivek Oberoi’s involvement in the sandalwood drug case. The state Home Minister has said that if the NCB refuses to trace the actor in the case, the Mumbai Police will do so.
India Today quoted Anil Deshmukh saying, “Vivek Oberoi and Sandeep Singh ‘drug connection’ must be probed. Vivek Oberoi is the BJP’s star campaigner while Sandeep Singh has made a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 27 languages.”
“Maharashtra Congress has demanded an inquiry into the drug linking of the actor and director. But the NCB is not investigating from this angle. We had also written a letter to the NCB but so far nothing has happened. In fact, the police came to Mumbai from Bangalore and started their own investigation,” said the Maharashtra Home Minister.
“I again ask the NCB to investigate. If NCB won’t then Mumbai police will investigate producer Sandeep Singh and Vivek Oberoi’s drug connection,” he said.
Bangalore police on Thursday raided Vivek Oberoi’s Mumbai home in connection with a drug scam that rocked the Kannada film industry. Bangalore police said they were looking for Aditya Alva, brother-in-law of wanted Vivek Oberoi in the case.
Police on Friday also issued summons to Vivek Oberoi’s wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi.