Updated: June 15, 2021 8:33:53 am
A 26-YEAR-OLD actor Nehal Shah and her friend Ashiq Sajid Hussain, 30, were arrested Monday for alleged possession and consumption of drugs while celebrating the former’s birthday at a plush hotel in Juhu, the police said.
According to Santacruz police, they received a tip-off and raided the actor’s hotel room around 3.30 am and allegedly found the duo consuming charas.
Both tested positive in a medical test conducted at Cooper Hospital in Andheri west and were subsequently placed under arrest, police added.
Shah, a Khar (west) resident, and Hussain, a Vakola resident, have been booked under the Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for consumption of drugs.
“They were produced before a magistrate court and granted bail,” Dyaneshwar Ganore, Senior Police Inspector of Santacruz police station, said. Further probe is on to track the source of drugs.
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