In shocking news, popular TV actress identified as Preetika Chauhan has been arrested while buying ‘ganja’. The TV actress was sent to judicial custody after Narcotics Control Bureau detained her and another person while completing a transaction of ‘buying and selling’ 100 grams of ‘ganja’.
News agency ANI reported: “A team of Mumbai Zonal Unit apprehended two persons at Machhimar, Versova, and succeeded in a seizure of 99 grams of Ganja from their possession, yesterday. The two persons – one Faisal & TV actor Preetika Chauhan – were arrested & produced before the court: Narcotics Control Bureau.”
An NCB official said, “The team succeeded in affecting a seizure of 99 grams of ganja from their possession.”
Preetika Chauhan is a popular TV actress who has been seen in TV shows like Savdhaan India, CID, Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman, and Maa Vaishnodevi in which she plays the role of ‘Bhumidevi’.
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Smoking scorpions to get high is a growing trend in Pakistan
A Pakistani news site, Dawn had reported on the increasing trend in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of people smoking dead scorpions to get a different experience altogether.
As far as one scorpion smoker is concerned, the experience causes a ‘wild high’ which lasts for almost 10 hours, with the initial six of those hours being severely painful than the pleasant one. “I guess is unsurprising being that users are literally smoking venom,” he added. According to him, things eventually would turn more enjoyable.
“Everything appears like it is dancing… The roads, the vehicles, everything in front of me,” said Sohbat Khan, a 74-year-old former user who initiated back in the mid-‘60s. “It’s a worst form of addiction.”
A former member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s narcotics control department, identified as Azeemullah told Dawn that the increasing popularity in scorpion smoking has other effects as well. Scorpions can also be used for medicinal purposes.
However, recreational use may result in a scorpion shortage. “We need laws in place to stop the killing of scorpions,” he said. It is learnt that scorpion smoking is not easy to track. The UN is not keeping any record or data on such practice.