Phones of Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor Seized in Drugs Probe

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KEY STORY

  • The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday recorded statements of actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan in the drugs probe linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus.
  • It also arrested Dharma Productions’ executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and court has placed him in remand till October 3. The agency has so far arrested at least 18 persons in these cases.
  • The NCB, which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and fashion designer Simone Khambatta on Friday and Saturday in connection with the drugs case, has seized their mobile phones.
  • Additionally, cell phones of Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant’s former talent manager Jaya Saha and Deepika’s former manager Karishma Prakash were also seized over alleged ‘drugs chat’.

CONCLUSION

  • The NCB had earlier arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and some suspected drug peddlers. Sushant (34), an emerging Bollywood star, was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.
  • Meanwhile, considering the media frenzy around the `A-lister’ Bollywood stars who are being questioned in the case, the Mumbai police on Saturday issued a warning that media should not engage in reckless chases of actors’ vehicles.

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