The arrest of dancer-actor Kishore Aman aka Kishore Shetty has sent a shock through the entertainment industry of Mangaluru. As part of the interrogation process, a special police team has questioned him regarding the drug networks in the city as well as the entertainment industry.
The investigation has revealed that Kishore has had a close connection with celebrities in the coastal cinema. Sources also exposed that Kishore had been working as a middleman for Bengaluru and Mangaluru’s entertainment industry.
With Kishore’s arrest, many more activities which are being discreetly carried out in the coastal industry are likely to surface. Unconfirmed sources stated that after certain revelations made by Kishore, the police have begun to closely monitor the organizers of some beauty pageants, DJ parties and dance shows. It is also learnt that some secret birthdays and success parties of a few local celebrities are under scanner.
Since 2018, there has been a surge in the number of DJ parties, late-night parties happening in farmhouses and resorts which are close to the city. Now, this trend has caught on and is being followed by even students. Earlier there were rumours that the night parties of students were controlled by drug mafia and flesh trade racket has been quite active in the city. With even the students partaking in the night parties the drug mafia has been reportedly making a huge profit along with expanding their business.
Police believe that revelations made by Kishore will take them deeper into the shady dealings which are allegedly taking place in the city’s entertainment industry. The police also stated that there few gyms and training centres which teach dance that is under the radar, majorly the ones which have been regularly in contact with Kishore and his allies.
Kishore and his accomplice Aqeel Nausheel were arrested by the CCB on Saturday, for procuring the drugs and selling them in Mangaluru. They were getting the drugs from Mumbai and other places and were involved in selling them in the city, police said.
Startling facts revealed during interrogation
Kishore Aman Shetty, who rose to fame through the dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ on Zee TV and later acted in Bollywood movie ‘ABCD’, has revealed shocking details to the sleuths who are interrogating him in the Sandalwood drug case.
It is learnt that Kishore got into drugs through one of his close friends. He reportedly used to consume cocaine regularly. Out of the 12 lines of one gram of cocaine, Kishore used to consume two to three lines. He also allegedly confessed to the sleuths that he never used to consume MDMA drugs. Kishore used to procure other drugs for other people, sources in the know said.
Kishore also reportedly revealed to the interrogators that he procured 50 drug pills after the lockdown over coronavirus was lifted. He had also brought MDMA pills from Bengaluru with the intention of having a drug party with 15 young women. But he was not able to hold the party for some reason.During the interrogation, Kishore Shetty also reportedly gave information on a recent party that he had held along with his friend and two other young women during lockdown in Mangaluru. He had procured pills for both the young women from Bengaluru, it is said.
Kishore and his accomplice Aqeel Nausheel were arrested by the CCB on Saturday for procuring drugs and selling them in Mangaluru. They used to get drugs from Mumbai and other places and sell them here, police said.