Mangaluru: Dancer-choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty and Aqeel Nausheel, who were arrested on charges of drug dealing and consumption, have been remanded to police custody for seven days, police sources said on Monday.

The two were produced before the judge at his residence on Sunday who ordered for seven days custody as sought by the police.

They were later subjected to a coronavirus test and the results are awaited, the sources said.

Shetty, who appeared in the reality show, dance India dance and went on to play a small role in a Hindi film, revealed to the police officials that he took to drug peddling only recently, though he was an addict for some time, sources said.

Police will resume the interrogation after getting the Covid-19 test result, they added.

Shetty and his aide Aqeel Nausheel were arrested by the city crime branch (CCB) police on Saturday during the investigation into the drug racket in the city.

The drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy, worth Rs one lakh was also seized from them.

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Mangaluru:Former Congress MLA Mohiuddin Bava on Wednesday claimed he received a call from an unknown person objecting to his participation in the ongoing Navaratri celebrations at a temple here.

Bava, who had represented from Mangaluru North segment, said he has lodged a police complaint about it.

The Congress leader said he visited the Gurupura Ambika Annapoorneshwari temple at Bajpe here and took part in the rituals following an invite by its priest.

Later, he got a call from a man, who identified himself as Anil from Mumbai and raised objections to his visit, saying It's not Nehru period, it's a Modi period, Bava alleged.

"A Muslim should not go to the temple, a beef eater and Muslim should not visit temple," the caller had told him, he claimed, adding the conversation was recorded by him.

Bava said he told the caller that he went to the temple on invitation and added he had not differentiated between communities in his political life.