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Sushant Singh Rajput Case Updates: Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor To Be Questioned Tomorrow By NCB | September 25, 2020, 21:30 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE coverage: In the ongoing drugs probe in Mumbai, NCB has issued summons to Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali khan and Rakul Preet Singh to appear before the agency for questioning. The celebs' alleged chats discussing drugs on WhatsApp group have led to their summoning. Fashion designer Simone Khambatta and film producer Madhu Mantena have also been already called in for questioning.

On Friday, Rakul has appeared before the central anti-drug agency to depose and left after nearly four hours of questioning. Deepika's manager Karishma Prakash also showed up to join the investigation. Deepika, Sara and Shraddha will face the authorities on Saturday. TV actors are also under NCB radar after some 150 names have been allegedly given away by drug peddlers to the probe agencies. Abigail Pandey and Sanam Johar's residences were also raided and searched by the NCB on Friday. Dharma Productions Director Kshitij Raviprasad's house was also raided ahead of his questioning. Another Dharma employee was also questioned by the agency, sources have said.
Sep 25, 2020 21:30 (IST)

The Maharashtra Congress has demanded to know why the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is not probing Bharatiya Janata Party-Bollywood-Sandalwood and other sympathisers or actress Kangana Ranaut who has openly admitted to taking drugs. In a statement, State Congress General Secretary and Spokesperson Sachin Sawant said that the NCB arrested some people as soon as Bollywood's drug connections came to the fore in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

"The NCB made a huge ado over a 59 gms cannabis case, but at the same time a BJP activist Chandrakant Chauhan was arrested in Karnataka with 1.20 tonnes of cannabis and the NCB ignored the case," Sawant said.

Sep 25, 2020 20:43 (IST)

With many stars joining the drug probe which emerged out of the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing the Bollywood actor's family, said that the NCB probe is overshadowing and hindering the investigation behind the real truth in the death case.

"Why call the whole of Bollywood? There are no seizures from these people who have been called today or tomorrow. In an NDPS case, everything depends on the quantity, the family feels it is being done to divert from the main issue (death case of sushant)," said Vikas Singh while holding a press conference here on Friday.

The senior advocate further stated that media attention is being diverted from the case by calling the big stars.

"CBI has not issued a single press statement regarding the probe and the direction in which the investigation is going is a little worrying for the family," Singh said.

He also alleged that over a week has passed since the CBI team probing the case landed in Delhi but they haven't met the team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). "Today we are completely helpless on the case as no one from the CBI is doing any press briefing. It is the lack of interest and the speed with which the case is going that is worrisome," Singh said.

Sep 25, 2020 19:48 (IST)

Today, we are helpless as we don't know which direction the case is going in. Till today, CBI has not done a press briefing on what they have found out. I'm not happy with the speed at which the case is going: Vikas Singh, lawyer of the father of Sushant Singh Rajput

Sep 25, 2020 19:31 (IST)

After a long questioning session,Deepika's manager Karishma Prakash has been called again tomorrow by NCB. Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor have also been called for questioning tomorrow.

Sep 25, 2020 18:13 (IST)

Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash has left the NCB office after questioning of seven hours. She was at the NCB office since 11 am.

Sep 25, 2020 17:22 (IST)

Narcotics Control Bureau's job is to prevent drug smuggling, but here they are calling one person after the other. In which field, there is no addiction? Some have an addiction to money, some have other addictions: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

Sep 25, 2020 17:14 (IST)

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has questioned Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Deepika Padukone's former manager Karishma Prakash in connection with its probe into the drugs case related to death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. According to NCB officials, Rakul, Karishma and Kshitij deposed before the drug law enforcement agency in a drug case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

NCB officials said Rakul was the first to arrive at the NCB office followed by Karishma and Kshitij.They are being questioned about their alleged drugs chats that came to the fore after the NCB seized the electronic devices of several people.

The NCB will be asking them whether they procured drugs for personal consumption or whether they were part of a drug syndicate. The NCB will also ask them about if they provided drugs to any other people in the entertainment industry and made some monetary gains.

Sep 25, 2020 15:54 (IST)

See visuals as Rakul Preet Singh leaves for home from NCB office in Colaba, Mumbai after nearly four hours of questioning. The actress has reportedly confessed to having a 'drugs chat' with Rhea Chakraborty in 2018 but also denied herself consuming illegal substances.  

Sep 25, 2020 15:47 (IST)

Sources told CNN News18 that Rakul Preet Singh has admitted to having a 2018 conversation with Rhea Chakraborty in which they are allegedly talking about illegal substances. Additionally, Rakul has told NCB officials that she has not consumed any drugs. Rakul's questioning for the day has ended after four hours, between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. 

Sep 25, 2020 15:43 (IST)

Deepika Padukone is reportedly one of the admins of a WhatsApp group where alleged 'drugs chats' were taking place. This makes her more liable since admin of a group has legal onus for conversations taking place amid the members. Deepika will depose before the NCB on Saturday.

Sep 25, 2020 15:33 (IST)

Rakul Preet Singh's interrogation with the NCB has concluded for the day after nearly four hours. As per sources, Rakul was quizzed about her relationship with Rhea Chakraborty and the 'drugs chats' that have surfaced, dating 2018. Reportedly, Rakul has told NCB officials that she did not consume any drugs. NCB's intention behind questioning Rakul was to get inputs on various parties that she attended regularly.  

Sep 25, 2020 15:28 (IST)

As per sources, two Dharma employees are being grilled by the NCB on the 2019 party video shared by Karan Johar on social media. The clip had gone viral then as well and many accused celebrities like Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora, Shakun Batra among others of consuming drugs in the gathering.

Sep 25, 2020 14:17 (IST)

After Dharma Productions Director Kshitij Raviprasad's house was raided by the NCB and he was brought in for questioning to Colaba on Friday, Anubhav Chopra, an assistant director working at the production company run by Karan Johar, has also been brought in for interrogation in the ongoing drugs probe.

Sep 25, 2020 13:25 (IST)

Many on social media are questioning privacy of encrypted conversations and messages on WhatsApp after it has come to light that NCB and other officials investigating Sushant Singh Rajput case are using personal chats as evidence. 

Sep 25, 2020 12:52 (IST)

Kshitij Raviprasad will join the drugs probe on Friday. He is one of the directors at Karan Johar-owned Dharma Productions and earlier in the day Kshitij's house was raided by the NCB. During the search, small quantity of weed was also recovered. Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone's manager and actress Rakul Preet Singh are being questioned by the NCB officials.

Sep 25, 2020 12:34 (IST)

CNN News18 has learnt that small amount of weed has been recovered from Dharma Productions Director Kshitij Raviprasad's residence. The NCB had conducted a raid at Kshitij's house while he was on his way to Mumbai today. Kshitij will be questioned by NCB in their Colaba office. 

Sep 25, 2020 11:54 (IST)

Kshitij Raviprasad, Dharma Productions Director, is en route the NCB office in Colaba, Mumbai. He will be questioned regarding his connection in drugs angle and his procurement of illegal substances for consumption. Rakul Preet Singh and Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash are already being questioned in the Bollywood-drugs nexus in Mumbai. 

Sep 25, 2020 11:22 (IST)

See visuals as Rakul Preet Singh arrives at NCB office ahead of her questioning in the ongoing drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. Her relationship with Rhea Chakraborty and equation with Sushant will be questioned by the officials along with her alleged role in consumption and procurement of drugs based on WhatsApp chats.

Sep 25, 2020 11:13 (IST)

Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash has joined the ongoing NCB drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case on Friday. Here are visuals as Karishma arrives at the NCB guest house in Colaba, Mumbai. Karishma is a KWAN Talent Management Agency employee, a firm whose role in drugs racket is under the NCB scanner.

Sep 25, 2020 11:07 (IST)

Rakul Preet Singh is deposing before the NCB on Friday in Colaba, Mumbai. She was supposed to join the probe on Thursday but it got delayed by a day. Her questioning will be on the lines of drug cartels operating in Mumbai, her relationship with Rhea Chakraborty, her equation with Sushant Singh Rajput and alleged drugs consumption at parties in Bollywood and South film industry. 

Sep 25, 2020 11:02 (IST)

Actress Rakul Preet Singh has reached the NCB guest house in Colaba, Mumbai and her questioning will be shortly underway. Meanwhile, Karishma Prakash, Deepika Padukone's manager, also arrived at the agency office on Friday to take part in the probe. Dharma Productions Director Kshitij Raviprasad will also join the NCB investigation into Bollywood-drug nexus later in the day.

Sep 25, 2020 10:40 (IST)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will register ECIR against Bollywood stars based on the FIR filed by the NCB. ED will then investigate the money trail of these stars, tehir talent managers, drug peddlers and mafia. Once ECIRs have been registered, many Bollywood celebrities will come under investigation and summons will be issued for questioning.  

Sep 25, 2020 10:19 (IST)

NCB team is conducting search at Kshitij Raviprasad's house in Versova, Mumbai. Kshitij is one of the directors at Karan Johar's film production house Dharma and has also been summoned by the NCB for questioning in drugs probe.

Sep 25, 2020 10:01 (IST)

Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh is en route the NCB office where she will join the ongoing drugs probe. Her name has allegedly come up during the investigation of Rhea Chakraborty. Rakul had also approached court earlier seeking ban on media trial while the case is under investigation. 

Sep 25, 2020 9:54 (IST)

It has come to light that KWAN Talent Management Agency was paying Rhea Chakraborty's income in 2019-20. 12 transactions in one year and eight months which amount to Rs 23 lakh have been transferred to Rhea's account by KWAN, CNN News18's investigation has revealed.

Sep 25, 2020 9:48 (IST)

Rakul Preet Singh and Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash have been summoned by the NCB for questioning in the ongoing drugs probe in Mumbai. They will join the investigation today after their alleged 'drugs chats' were retrieved by the authorities. Meanwhile, actresses Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will be joining the probe on Saturday and are holding meetings with their respective lawyers.

Sep 25, 2020 9:40 (IST)

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Unit teams are conducting raids at three different locations in Mumbai. More details in the regard are awaited.

Sep 25, 2020 9:36 (IST)

Vikas Singh, family lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput, has put out a tweet questioning the delay in death probe being conducted by the CBI. He wrote, "Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment of suicide to murder of SSR. The doctor who was part of the AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200 per cent that it's death by strangulation and not suicide."   

Sep 25, 2020 9:26 (IST)

TV couple Sanam Johar and Abigail Pandey's residence was raided by the NCB on Friday. Earlier, the couple was summoned by the authorities for questioning for allegedly consuming and procuring illegal substances. During the initial raids conducted earlier this week, small quantity of marijuana was recovered from their residence.

Sushant Singh Rajput Case Updates: Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor To Be Questioned Tomorrow By NCB
Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor

Meanwhile, a conclusive report from AIIMS medical team investigating Sushant's death is also likely to come forward in the coming time. It will ascertain the cause of death of the actor. Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and Sushant's staffers Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant are placed in judicial custody since September 9 and investigation by the CBI is also underway in the actor's June 14 death case.