Uh Oh! Punjabi Movie Producer Gets Arrested In A Drugs Supply Case
Remember Gurdas Maan’s 2008 release ‘Yaariyan’ which even featured Bhumika Chawla, Late. Om Puri and Gulshan Grover??
It was produced by Pinky Basrao Films Pvt Ltd.
Shockingly, this producer has been arrested in an alleged drugs supply case.
The Mumbai Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) has arrested Basrao from a New Delhi hotel. According to the police, Basrao used to supply drugs to the owner of a Mumbai-based courier company which would peddle the drugs.
Yadvinder Basrao, alias Pinky Basrao (55), had allegedly supplied 5 kg of mephedrone or meow meow worth around Rs 1.5 crore to two others who were arrested by the ANC last month.
During investigation, Basrao has named few others from the film industry in connection with the drug racket, police said. The police said Basrao was an RTO agent in Punjab and then moved to Canada. He returned to India few years back and it is suspected that he started dabbling in narcotics around that time.
“He has told us that he was working on a film based on a religious epic and there was shortage of funds. He was in talks with another director to make a movie. He claimed that to fund these movies he started supplying narcotics,” an officer said.
To ensure that he was not being tracked by the police, Basrao lived out of his bag. “He does not have a house anywhere in the country,” the officer added.
He was produced in court on Saturday where he was remanded in police custody till March 15.”