Mumbai: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, who had been issued summons by the Narcotics Manage Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a medicines situation, will join the investigation on Saturday, officials mentioned on Thursday.
An NCB official mentioned: “Deepika has acknowledged the summon and has agreed to join the investigation on Saturday.”
Deepika was earlier supposed to join the investigation on Friday.
The official more mentioned that on Friday, Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh and Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash will join the investigation.
The advancement came a day immediately after the company issued a summon to Deepika, the daughter of badminton icon Prakash Padukone who is married to Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, to join the probe immediately after her alleged chats with her manager Karishma Prakash came to the fore all through the investigation.
Deepika on Thursday arrived in Mumbai from Goa, wherever she was shooting for an approaching movie along with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Pandey.
Sara is the daughter of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, whilst Shradhha is the daughter of veteran actor Shakti Kapoor. Earlier in the day, Sara also arrived in Mumbai from Goa along with her mom.
Rakul was asked to join the probe on Thursday, but she is now set to be questioned by the company on Friday.
NCB sources mentioned that they all have been summoned immediately after their names surfaced in WhatsApp chats accessed by the NCB and all through the questioning of late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
The supply mentioned that these celebrities will be questioned about how and from whom they procured medicines and whether or not they had been meant for private consumption or for anyone else.
The supply more mentioned that whilst probing the hyperlink of the Kwan Talent Management Company in the situation, Deepika’s chats with Karishma surfaced. Karishma dealt with Deepika’s account at Kwan until 2017.
In accordance to an NCB official, the names of Sara and Shraddha came up in two medicines scenarios registered by the company.
The official mentioned that the NCB is presently investigating two separate scenarios which revolve close to the medicines cartel that is lively in the tinsel town. The initially situation was registered on the instructions of the best brass of the NCB immediately after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) forwarded a quick note on Rhea and her brother Showik’s WhatsApp chats.
In its FIR variety 15, the NCB claimed, “Evaluation of WhatsApp chats of Rhea Chakraborty with other entities displays the angle of conspiracy and abetment in possession, sale, invest in, consumption, transportation and utilization of substances covered below NDPS Act.”
In the 2nd situation (FIR variety sixteen), the NCB has so far arrested 19 individuals, which includes Rhea and Showik.
Earlier on Thursday, the NCB recorded the statement of vogue designer Simone Khambatta for in excess of 4 hrs and Sushant’s former manager Shruti Modi for in excess of 6 hrs.
The NCB has also recorded the statements of Kwan CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar, producer Madhu Mantena Varma and Sushant’s talent manager Jaya Saha.
Sushant Singh Rajput was uncovered dead at his Bandra apartment on June 14, 2020.
Speaking to IANS, criminal attorney Jaikush Hoon mentioned, “Deepika, Shraddha, Sara and Rakul have been summoned by the NCB for questioning pertaining to its ongoing investigation. The questioning would revolve close to different sections of the NDPS Act, 1985.”
Hoon mentioned that if they are booked below Sections eight(A)(c), twenty(b) and 22(a), they would be subjected to one particular-yr rigorous imprisonment and Rs ten,000 fine. If the NCB can put together its situation towards them below Sections 22(b) and 27(a), then they can be sentenced to ten-yr rigorous imprisonment and Rs one lakh fine.
The attorney mentioned that the probe of Deepika would revolve close to two angles, i.e., Sushant-Rhea drug angle and Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s complaint about a video of a 2019 Bollywood celebration.
Aside from the NCB, the CBI and the ED are also probing Sushant’s death situation.