Deepika Padukone was questioned for 6 hrs by the NCB on Saturday.
Cell phones of actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh are amongst all those seized by the Narcotics Command Bureau in its probe into allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood triggered by the dying of film star Sushant Singh Rajput.
Ms Padukone, 1 of the largest names in the Hindi movie market, was questioned for six several hours on Saturday by the Narcotics Command Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai. She was summoned, along with actors Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan.
The NCB has also seized telephones of expertise supervisor Jaya Saha and manner designer Simone Khambatta and despatched them for forensic evaluation in the situation that has relied on recovered chat messages and has not led to discovery of any contraband so significantly.
Ms Padukone was questioned at the Evelyn Guest Property in Mumbai’s Colaba, in which the Narcotics Manage Bureau’s Special Investigation Crew has established up a foundation. Ms Kapoor and Ms Khan had been also questioned individually at the NCB’s Ballard Estate business.
The probe into Bollywood’s medicine backlinks started with actor Rhea Chakraborty’s questioning, a few months after Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered useless at his Mumbai home on June 14. The investigation, involving a number of businesses, has captivated the nation, throwing up just about day by day twists and wild speculation and strategies on social media.
Resources in the Narcotics Manage Bureau, whose mandate is to go soon after greater drug cartels and not personal buyers, have explained the agency was summoning Bollywood A-listers to fully grasp the network of offer by alleged customers.
The actors have not been named as accused in any medication probe situation, and are only remaining questioned, agency resources have specified.
Through her questioning in advance of arrest on September 9, Rhea Chakraborty reportedly named stars, which includes Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh, in relationship with drugs use. Her lawyer has denied this assert.
Sara Ali Khan was also Sushant Singh Rajput’s co-star in the movie “Kedarnath” Sushant Rajput produced the medicines behavior although capturing the film, in accordance to Rhea Chakraborty’s bail petition in advance of the Bombay High Court docket.
The names of Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor ended up found in WhatsApp chats on the phone of Jaya Saha, Sushant Singh Rajput’s talent manager and a major executive of talent organization Kwan. Jaya Saha has also been questioned by the drug probe company.
Sushant Singh’s family through their Advocate Vikas Singh experienced aired their displeasure around the course of the probe calling “the NCB probe also going in the same path like Mumbai Police probe… contacting big names for questioning just to get awareness”.