CM Uddhav Thackeray Slams NCB for Going After Celebrities in Drug Case

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray.

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MUMBAI –  Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray once again slammed the central government for deliberately going after celebrities for publicity in the drug case.

“The Mumbai and Maharashtra Police seized heroin worth Rs 25 crores four days ago, but they caught ‘heroin’, not a ‘heroine’. Hence, they did not get enough publicity,” Thackeray was quoted by India Today as saying.

Thackeray made the statement while inaugurating the State of the Art Forensic Lab in Mumbai’s Pune and Nagpur via video conferencing.

“These days there is only one talk and that is drugs, drugs and drugs,” he said, adding, “I had spoken about this during my Dussehra rally that there is an image being created that all the drugs in the world are produced in Maharashtra, and only one specific team can catch them. But it is not like that.”

Speaking at Shiv Sena’s annual Dussehra rally at Shanmukhanand in Mumbai, Uddhav Thackeray accused the NCB of deliberately going after celebrities for “publicity”.

Uddhav Thackeray had earlier accused the NCB of deliberately targeting celebrities, saying there was an effort to create an impression that Maharashtra has become a hub of narcotics.

“They catch a celebrity, click pictures and make noise around it. Our police only work while the news is about whether someone gets bail or not,” CM Uddhav Thackeray said.

Uddhav Thackeray was referring to the Mumbai cruise drug bust case in which Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan was arrested. Aryan Khan is currently lodged at Arthur Road jail.

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