The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) questioned Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday in connection with an investigation into an alleged drug affair involving members of the film industry.
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The investigation initially began with an NCB investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and led to the arrest of a fellow resident, Rhea Chakraborty, for possessing drugs on his behalf.
On Friday, the National Commercial Bank interrogated actor Rakul Preet Singh with Jaya Saha and Karishma Prakash, two employees of Kwan's talent management agency.
According to the latest contributions, the National Commercial Bank seized the phones of the three actors along with Karishma Prakash, Jaya Saha, Rakul Preet Singh, and fashion designer Simon Khambata. These will be sent for forensic analysis.
Actress Deepika Padukone, accompanied by her husband, actor Ranveer Singh, has returned to Mumbai from Goa, where she was shooting a movie Friday night. Arrived at OCN's Mumbai office at around 9.45 AM on Saturday.
Initial entries indicated that Deepika was the director of the WhatsApp group where the medications were discussed in 2017. Deepika's manager, Karishma Prakash, also arrived at the National Commercial Bank office around 10.50 am.
National Commercial Bank sources alleged that Deepika Padukone had collapsed three times during interrogation and was told not to play the "emotional card." She accepted that the WhatsApp chats in question were her property, but denied using or providing drugs to anyone else. Deepika was released after five hours of questioning and was not asked about anything related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Actress Shraddha Kapoor arrived at the National Commercial Bank office at 11:45 am on Saturday after being summoned by the agency. She also denied using drugs and was allowed to leave around 5:45 pm after being interrogated for nearly six hours.
Sara Ali Khan
The National Office had summoned the artist, Sara Ali Khan, for questioning around 10:30 am but was postponed at 12:30 pm as per your request. She arrived at the National Commercial Bank office at 1 p.m. and was interrogated until 5:45 p.m. when she was photographed returning home.
During her interaction with central bank officials, Sarah said that she smoked cigarettes but denied drug use. Moreover, he claimed that he approached actor Sushant Singh Rajput while filming Kedarnath and even met him at parties.
Sarah has not responded to allegations made against her by roommate Rhea Chakraborty, who accused her of introducing the deceased actor to illegal drugs.
Rakul Preet Singh
Actor Rakul Preet Singh, who was questioned by the National Central Bank on Friday, has moved to the Delhi High Court to obtain a temporary address for the defendants.
The statement aims to ensure that the media does not broadcast any program, publish, print, or circulate any article related to the fact that she is being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
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