Choreographer among two held for drug peddling in Mangaluru | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: Two persons, including movie choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty, were arrested on Saturday for peddling and consuming MDMA. Police seized Methylene dioxymethamphetamine valued at Rs 1 lakh from them.
The CCB and Economics and Narcotic police station sleuths nabbed Shetty, 30, a resident of Kulai, and Akheel Nausheel, 28, a resident of Surathkal, and seized the MDMA near Kadri. The duo was caught red-handed while trying to sell drugs. Police also recovered a bike from them.
Vikash Kumar, Mangaluru police commissioner, said investigators suspect the duo has a nexus with Bollywood industry. “We’re probing it,” he told mediapersons.
Shetty, a city-based dance choreographer, participated in a famous dance reality show in 2011-12 and was part of the Bollywood movie ABCD.
Akheel worked as a safety officer in Dubai. He quit that job a year ago and never took up any work here. He allegedly started selling drugs in Bengaluru, Mumbai and other places.
Vikash Kumar said they used to buy drugs in Mumbai and sell it in Mangaluru. Asked whether Kishore had any connection with Bollywood, Vikash said the accused had spent most of his time there (Mumbai). “We suspect he’s involved in selling drugs in the industry too. There is also information that the accused arranged drugs for parties in the city and we’re probing that too.”
A case was registered and investigation is under way.

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