Panaji: BJP’s Minority unit of Goa on Friday has sought clarification from its senior office bearer after he uploaded a video on social website claiming that actor Ajaj Khan, arrested for possessing drugs, was “framed.”
Maula Ali Sheikh, a Vice President of BJP Minority Cell, this week had posted a video on his Facebook page supporting the former Big Boss Contestant.
“Everyone knows that Ajaj bhay is involved in several social initiatives. He has been framed in this case. He is not that kind of person,” Sheikh had said in his post.
Anti Narcotic Cell of Navi Mumbai Police had arrested the actor from a hotel for possessing banned substance.
He had demanded that the actor be released immediately by police.
After video went viral, State BJP Minority Unit President Sheikh Jinah has asked his vice president to clarify.
“I have cautioned him against posting such videos on social media. The actor has been arrested by police and they are conducting the investigations. It is not fair for us to sit here and comment without knowing the reality of the case,” Jinah said.
He said that Sheikh has been asked to submit his written clarification on the issue.
State’s main opposition Congress’ student wing National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday had raised the issue questioning silence of BJP on the statement by Sheikh.
“BJP Goa unit president Vinay Tendulkar should clarify whether they are going to take action against their office bearer. If they don’t do it, we will be confirmed that BJP is supporting the drug lobby,” NSUI Goa Unit President Ahraj Mulla told a press conference on Thursday.
Mulla said that the NSUI condemns the statement by Sheikh supporting the actor.