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Anti-Drug Agency NCB suspends 2 officers for negligence


The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today suspended two officers for negligence. One of the officers was also involved in the drug-on-the-go case involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan.

Aryan Khan was arrested on 3 October 2021 during an NCB raid on a vessel off the Mumbai coast. He and 19 others were charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) for alleged possession, consumption, sale / purchase of illicit drugs. drugs, conspiracy and assistance.Aryan and 17 others were granted bail while only two accused are currently in court custody.

Superintendent VV Singh and intelligence officer Ashish Ranjan Prasad, for alleged “dereliction of duty” in investigations conducted by them, officials said.

Officials, however, said their suspension was not related to the cruise drug case, which led to a controversy after allegations of procedural decay and extortion were made against the detectives by an independent witness, Prabhakar Sail, who recently told a heart attack died.

Senior officials told PTI that Mr. Singh and Mr. Prasad has been suspended for alleged “breach of duty” in investigations conducted by them at the NCB Zonal Office in Mumbai.

The orders for their suspension were approved by NCB Director-General SN Pradhan on the basis of a report and recommendation made by the zonal director or head of the NCB unit in Mumbai and regional director (deputy director-general southwest) Ashok Mutha Jain.

The NCB is the top agency against drug-related crimes in the country.

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