new Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau questioned Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh in connection with the investigation into the alleged Bollywood drugs nexus, which stemmed from the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Rakul, who arrived at the NCB office at around 10:30 pm, denied any consumption or purchase of drugs during the investigation. The ‘Marjawan’ actress received a summons from the Drugs Law Enforcement Agency after her name surfaced during the investigation and interrogation of Riya Chakraborty, who is the main accused in Sushant’s death case.
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NCB officials questioned the actress for ‘De De Pyar De’ for 4 hours, during which she denied any contact with the drug peddlers. Although she claimed that she had not consumed any drugs in her life, Rakul spoke to Riya Chakraborty about her drugs in 2018 during questioning. The agency will call him again for questioning if needed.
NCB officials made Dharma Productions executive producers Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash part of their investigation into the alleged Bollywood drugs case.
On Thursday, NCB quipped Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Shruti Modi and fashion designer Simone Khambata. Rakul was originally scheduled to join the investigation on September 24; However, she appeared before the agency on Friday.
Three leading Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor will appear before NCB on Saturday (26 September). The tinsel town diva was summoned by the NCB after his name surfaced in WhatsApp chats accessed by the agency. Deepika and Sara arrived in Mumbai from Goa on 24 September ahead of the NCB investigation.
Deepika’s name emerged in the alleged Bollywood drugs Nexus case after a WhatsApp chat with manager Karishma Prakash by NCB. In the chat, the ‘Piku’ actress allegedly asked Karishma for ‘hash’ and ‘maal’. Chat date as of 2017. According to an NCB source, Deepika Padukone was the administrator of the WhatsApp group in which she allegedly asked for drugs.
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