Maharashtra Drug Probe: Arrest of Kshitij rattled high and mighty!!

Who is Drug DALDA?

Mumbai had a busy weekend. Centre of the news, the film maker Karan Johar has returned to Mumbai from Goa and did not wave in his usual way at the airport. Karan Johar is reportedly a close friend of Aditya Thakrey, a Minister and son of Chief Minister. Something is not right. According to a press release issued by Karan Johar he is not involved or related to Kshitij Prasad, an alleged kingpin in drug trade from whom huge recovery of contraband has been made and has been arrested and his custody was granted by Court, to NCB for 6 days on Sunday.

A Talent Management Company and its employees are already being interrogated and it has been revealed that it was actually a Drug Management Company supplying drugs to actors and actresses. The employee has not been arrested so far. Yet some of the actresses named by them were summoned onSaturday.

What is happening in Mumbai?

The highest paid actress of Hindi Cinema Deepika Padukone, was interrogated by Narcotic Bureau for 5 hours.Here is a video of her circulating on social media. Is she inebriated in this video?

 

Two more actresses were also interrogated. None of them was arrested and they were permitted to go home. Small amount of contraband was recovered from the home of one of them. Continue reading

Why Rhea Chakraverty was not arrested in Drug case for 3 days?

Today will be third day when Rhea Chakraverty (Chakroborty) will be visiting the office of Narcotic Control Bureau for investigation. Yesterday she came prepared for arrest with a suit case which carried herself into the office but she was disappointed and more so public is disappointed and every one is asking why she was not arrested?

Why arrest a person?

Arrest of a person is not a matter of punishment. Arrest during investigation is made to conduct custodial interrogation. It is used to assess the emotionally charged person and make him or her realize the vulnerability of situation and tell the truth. Actually this makes all the more reason to arrest Rhea Chakraverty and make her confess truth. Right? Actually it is not so simple. She is co-operating and answering all the questions and that makes her an obedient citizen. There may be many more legal reasons not to arrest but those can be read here in my book on Criminal Law in India. But here we are concerned with a practical problem arising due to personality of Rhea Chakraverty.

Let’s go deeper into the background of Rhea Chakraverty. She was born in 1992 in Bangaluru. Thus she is barely 28 years of age. It is not an age when one becomes CEO of a large corporation much less a conglomerate of Drug Mafia, as is being alleged by media. She is just an average young girl.

So what is special about Rhea Chakraverty?

Have you seen any movie of Rhea? I have not seen any movie but I would encourage every one to watch and see why every movie of her failed. She is a good looking girl. She wears fancy cloth. She has dress sense to wear hoodie yesterday to visit the office of NCB. She is said to have worked in eight movies. Though none was successful.

Why her movies bombed at box office?

This question is very important. The reason she is not being arrested is the same reason her movies were not successful.

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Habits, Divergence & Obsession

A person is nothing but bundle of habits:

Change the habits and we have a new avatar/person. We always miss yesterday. More so what we did or happened yesterday. Unless it was painful, we want to repeat it again, today and now.
Apart from that we are constrained to follow a routine of livelihood or obligations or commitments or aspirations for future. We have to do it. Actually no choice.
Keeping this routine and craving to repeat the pleasurable experience, we create habits which defines us. Living in habits doing same thing over and over, again, the monotony attached to it, brings out this feeling called boredom which is also called emptiness.
Here starts the search for divergence. To do something different. To experience something different. To eat or drink something different. Now different is experienced. It could be cards, alcohol, smoke, sex or anything. Need to repeat it, occurs next day and soon it is part of habit. Continued habit is eventually the character.
The worst happens when the divergence or the different experience becomes the obsession. Be it drinking, drugs, gamble or whatever, the life and living is reduced to an interruption in-between. Only a deep understanding, patience of family and higher IQ can help. Of course God is always there.
Amen!

© Sandeep Bhalla