Drugs case: NCB likely to quiz Deepika Padukone; Rhea to stay in custody till October 6

Drugs case: NCB likely to quiz Deepika Padukone; Rhea to stay in custody till October 6

Mumbai: In the drugs-related case relating to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will summon Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, sources say. The NCB is expected to summon the actress after it retrieved chats between Karishma, an employee of talent management company, KWAN, which hinted at the use of drugs.

Earlier, in a major probe of the drugs case, sources have confirmed that the name 'D' that surfaced in drugs chat is Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. It is said that the actress asked for hash, in chat with ‘K’.  The two names K and D have made buzz in the WhatsApp drugs chat. Along Deepika Padukone, another B-Town actress Namrata Shirodkar has also been reportedly linked to the case.

A top Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official related to the probe said, "We have summoned Prakash, who works as a manager at Kwan and its CEO Dhruv".

The official said that they have been summoned as some WhatsApp chats showed they were allegedly involved in the drug case. The development comes a day after the NCB officials said they will be issuing summons to Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and fashion designer Simone Kambhatta this week for questioning in connection with its probe. Besides Prakash and Dhruv, the NCB has also summoned Sushant's former manager Shruti Modi and talent manager Jaya Saha for more questioning.

The duo was questioned for over five hours on Monday by the NCB officials here. The NCB has already arrested Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant's house manager Samuel Miranda, personal staff Dipesh Sawant and over 15 others in the case so far.

Meanwhile, Rhea and others were sent to judicial custody till October 6. The NCB has registered a case on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after the alleged drug chats of Showik, Miranda and several others came to the fore.

(With IANS inputs)

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