Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray finally broke silence on Narcotics Control Bureau arrest in drug case.
CM in his Dusshera speech said that the agency is only interested in nabbing celebrities and getting their pictures clicked while Maharashtra Police is doing the actual work by seizing drugs worth Rs 150 crore.
â€œAll they are interested in is to catch celebrities, get their pictures clicked and make some noise,â€ he said while speaking up for the first time on Aryanâ€™s arrest by the NCB. Thackeray alleged that thereâ€™s a vicious plan to paint Mumbai as the city of drugs and thatâ€™s the reason why big Bollywood celebs are dragged into the case.
â€œThey have painted a picture that Maharashtra has become a drug capital. That is not the case. In Mundra, there was a drug haul of crores. While your agencies are recovering pinch of ganja, the Maharashtra cops have recovered drugs worth Rs 150 crores. You are interested in is to catch celebrities and get their pictures clicked,â€ he said without mentioning Aryan or SRKâ€™s name in his speech.
The Chief Minister said that there is an attempt to defame Maharashtra, to project a picture of Maharashtra as if it is the hub of drugs. â€œWhile we are being targetted, why are places like Uttar Pradesh, where rapes happen, not criticised as well?â€ Uddhav said.
â€œIf they call the Mumbai Police â€˜mafiaâ€™, then what will you term the UP Police?â€ he said.
Earlier, during the probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the CBI took over the FIR from Mumbai Police after several people across the country objected to the investigation done by the Mumbai Police including the late actorâ€™s family. In the ongoing drug probe by the NCB, several Bollywood stars including the likes of Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, and Sara Ali Khan have been questioned, and many have been arrested.