Deepika Padukone likely to be questioned by NCB. She is the latest Bollywood celebrity to get on the radar of NCB. Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, and designer Simone Khambatta are already on the NCD investigation under in the alleged drug syndicate case. Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash was summoned on Tuesday by NCB for allegedly procuring drugs for the actor. A senior NCB official confirmed its very likely that they will be questioning Padukone soon, as reported by Mid-Day. Also read- Shahrukh Khan And Deepika Padukone In new Romantic movie: Sanki
The daily also reported that Karishma Prakash has asked for time till 25th September owning to health reasons. Deepika will be questioned after Prakash’s statements. “She (Prakash) didn’t join (the probe) citing ill health. She has sought exemption till September 25,” said NCB Deputy Director (Operations) K P S Malhotra.
WhatsApp chat which is 3 years old comes to light
In the WhatsApp group chat D is asking K for hash. Karishma Prakash is associated with KWAN talent management agency that handles Deepika Padukone affairs. Karishma’s name came on the NCB radar after the interview of Sushant Singh Rajput ‘s former talent manager Jaya Saha. During the second round of questioning on Tuesday at the NCB’s guest house in South Bombay, which is also acting as their base of operation. Also Read- Rakul Preet Singh gets on NCB radar | Twitterati goes bang with hilarious memes and jokes
NCB official confirmed that the D is actually
The id conformation of the WhatsApp group chat D is Deepika Padukone, who is asking for hash. The chat dates back to 28th October 2017. The anti-narcotics agency added that the texts exchanged between the actor and her manager show she had asked for ‘maal ‘. Sushant Singh Rajput ‘s former talent manager Jaya Saha was also a part of the same WhatsApp group. Another person named ‘Shal’ was added to the group too. The NCB officer said that they will also find out the names of the other people added in the chat group.
Deepika Padukone likely to be questioned by NCB and record Padukone’s statements
“We will first record the statement of her manager to understand from where she procured the drugs and who are the other people mentioned in the WhatsApp chats. Then, we will decide on recording Padukone’s statement,” said the officer.
Meanwhile, after having an extension of judicial custody on Tuesday, actor Rhea Chakraborty, and her brother Showik Chakraborty have applied for fresh bail at the Bombay High Court. The actor’s advocate Satish Maneshinde said, “Rhea and her brother have filed an application for bail. Justice Sarang V Kotwal of the Bombay HC will hear their pleas on Wednesday, September 23.”
Both of them have been arrested by the NCB under Section 27A (financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) of the NDPS act.
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