Mumbai, September 26
Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan arrived at Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) SIT office on Saturday to join the investigation of a drug case, related to film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s death probe.
Actor Sara Ali Khan reached the NCB office in south Mumbai on Saturday afternoon to record her statement. She reached the NCB’s zonal office in Ballard Estate around 1 pm.
Her name cropped up during the questioning of Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput’s girlfriend who has been arrested by the NCB in the drugs case along with over a dozen others, officials said.
Sara was Rajput’s co-star in “Kedarnath” film.
Shraddha arrived at the NCB’s zonal office in Ballard Estate in south Mumbai around noon.
The NCB probe team will record her statement regarding the drugs case related to Rajput’s death and Bollywood-drugs nexus as well, the official said.
Shraddha’s name cropped up during the interrogation of some persons, who were earlier summoned by the probe team, sources said.
Shraddha had worked with Rajput, who was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.
Earlier, actor Deepika Padukone reached the NCB guest house in Colaba around 9.50 am to record her statement.
All three actors had been summoned by the NCB’s probe team on Wednesday, the official said.
According to the official, the Mumbai Police have deployed adequate security outside the NCB office.
Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash has also arrived there for questioning, an official said.
On Friday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had questioned Prakash for around seven hours, he said.
“Prakash reached the NCB guest house just before 11 am,” he said, adding that Deepika had arrived there at 9.50 am.
The NCB sources had earlier said that Prakash’s WhatsApp chats included conversations about drugs with one ‘D’ and the central agency wanted to find out who this person was.
Officials had said that the probe agency would confront Deepika and her manager to get more information.
The NCB began the inquiry after a drugs angle came to light in connection with Rajput’s alleged suicide.
Rajput (34) was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14. PTI