Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) issued summons to Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shradhha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput death case, reported the news agency ANI on Wednesday.
Narcotics Control Bureau issues summons to Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shradhha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput death case pic.twitter.com/djhAIj8Lfj
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The NCB official said that the actors have been summoned after several alleged chats of them discussing drugs came to the fore during the investigation.
The drug law enforcement agency has also summoned Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash for questioning. The development comes in the wake of the investigation into a drug-related case linked to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Sushant was found dead on June 14 at his Bandra flat.
The NCB has registered two FIRs in the Rajput death case. One pertains to Chakraborty’s alleged involvement in procuring and financing drugs for Rajput.
The other focuses on the wider spectrum of use of drugs in Bollywood. It is in this case registered by the NCB in Delhi that the agency has summoned Padukone and the others.
Rhea, her brother Showik, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, Sushant’s personal staff Dipesh Sawant along with 16 other accused have been arrested by the NCB in the case so far.