Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Sep 21: Dancer-cum-choreographer Kishore AmanShetty (30) and Aqeel Nausheel (28), who were arrested on Saturday on the charge of drug trafficking and consumption, have been remanded to seven days police custody.
They were produced before the judge at his residence on Sunday after which the police took them into custody. Both were subjected to coronavirus test on Sunday and the result is expected on Monday. Till the result is received, the police personnel will not be able to resume questioning on a full scale. If the result is negative, they can begin their interrogation and if they test positive, treatment will have to be provided as per the government norms.
During the preliminary questioning, Kishore reportedly revealed that in spite of being a drug addict himself, he began drugs business only recently. He performed as dancer and donned minor roles in a few films at Mumbai. He had returned to the city a few months back, and his family lives in a small tiled house at Kulaigudde. Kishore faced acute financial problem after the coronavirus-induced lockdown and therefore indulged in drugs trade, he revealed. Sources said that he got drugs from Mumbai through his friends group stationed at Mumbai.