The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Agisilaos Demetriades, the brother of Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal’s girlfriend, for the third time in two years on charges of possessing drugs.
After Demetriades’s arrest, Bollywood actor Rampal issued a statement from London, where he is currently on a film shoot.
In the statement, Rampal said he was “shocked and taken aback” at the development and said his name is being dragged into the controversy.
NCB zonal director for Mumbai and Goa, Sameer Wankhede, claimed Demetriades is a South African national and he was linked to an FIR filed by the agency in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
“In crime No. 16, related to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, we had arrested a South African national Agisilaos Demetriades. We arrested him once more in a cocaine case for the second time. Now we have arrested him again. We have found a small quantity of charas,” a report quoted Wankhede as saying.
Demetriades was arrested in Goa and he is currently on 14-day judicial remand.
The NCB official said 3 other persons were also arrested during two other raids conducted by the agency in a series of raids carried out in Goa in the last three days.
“We have conducted three raids in the last three days and seized commercial quantities of LSD and MDMA. We have raided a hotel, Apollo bar, whose owner is wanted and on the run,” NCB official Wankhade said.
“We have arrested two of his peddlers. A youngster from Ulhasnagar, who was peddling drugs in Goa, has also been arrested,” Wankhade added.
“As far as my direct family and me are concerned, we are law-abiding citizens. And while the incident involves a person who is a relative of my partner, I have no other connection or relationship other than that with this person,” Rampal stated.
“I have faith in our legal system and whoever is on the wrong side of the law should be treated as the judiciary deems fit. My trust is in the system in these matters. Let the law take its course and kindly refrain from attaching my partner’s and my name to something we have nothing to do with,” the actor added.