Mobile telephones of actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh are amongst the ones seized through the Narcotics Control Bureau in its probe into allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood brought on through the loss of life of film celebrity Sushant Singh Rajput.
Ms Padukone, probably the most greatest names within the Hindi movie business, was once puzzled for 6 hours on Saturday through the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai. She was once summoned, together with actors Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan.
The NCB has additionally seized telephones of ability supervisor Jaya Saha and type fashion designer Simone Khambatta and despatched them for forensic exam within the case that has trusted recovered chat messages and has no longer ended in discovery of any contraband to this point.
Ms Padukone was once puzzled on the Evelyn Guest House in Mumbai’s Colaba, the place the Narcotics Control Bureau’s Special Investigation Team has arrange a base. Ms Kapoor and Ms Khan have been additionally puzzled one after the other on the NCB’s Ballard Estate place of work.
The probe into Bollywood’s medication hyperlinks began with actor Rhea Chakraborty’s wondering, 3 months after Sushant Singh Rajput was once discovered useless at his Mumbai house on June 14. The investigation, involving a couple of businesses, has captivated the country, throwing up nearly day by day twists and wild hypothesis and campaigns on social media.
Sources within the Narcotics Control Bureau, whose mandate is to move after better drug cartels and no longer person shoppers, have stated the company was once summoning Bollywood A-listers to know the community of provide via alleged shoppers.
The actors have no longer been named as accused in any medication probe case, and are best being puzzled, company resources have specified.
During her wondering earlier than arrest on September 9, Rhea Chakraborty reportedly named stars, together with Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh, in reference to medication use. Her attorney has denied this declare.
Sara Ali Khan was once additionally Sushant Singh Rajput’s co-star within the movie “Kedarnath”; Sushant Rajput evolved the medication dependancy whilst taking pictures the movie, in keeping with Rhea Chakraborty’s bail petition earlier than the Bombay High Court.
The names of Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor have been present in WhatsApp chats at the telephone of Jaya Saha, Sushant Singh Rajput’s ability supervisor and a most sensible government of ability company Kwan. Jaya Saha has additionally been puzzled through the drug probe company.
Sushant Singh’s circle of relatives via their Advocate Vikas Singh had aired their displeasure over the course of the probe calling “the NCB probe too entering into the similar course like Mumbai Police probe… calling giant names for wondering simply to get consideration”.