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Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE Updates: Phones of Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor Seized in Drugs Probe | September 27, 2020, 20:03 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput case LIVE coverage: 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'.
Sep 27, 2020 20:03 (IST)

The rare picture of Sushant Singh Rajput has garnered a lot of love from social media users, including his former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. Ankita posted a red heart emoji on the picture.

Sep 27, 2020 19:31 (IST)
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CNN News18 has learnt that close to 50 celebrities from the entertainment business are under NCB scanner in the ongoing drugs probe. The federal anti-drug agency has already questioned Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and TV couple Sanam Johar and Abigail Pandey in the initial rounds of questioning. No new summons have been issued by the NCB now and an official has said the team will be reviewing the case based on testimonies, arrests and evidence so far. 

Sep 27, 2020 18:36 (IST)

Karan Johar of Dharma Productions has denied knowing Kshitij Raviprasad, an executive producer for a project that never took off with the production company. Kshitij has links to several peddlers and his name allegedly surfaced during questioning in drugs probe. Now, NCB has him in remand for seven days, till October 3. 

Sep 27, 2020 17:53 (IST)

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshide has claimed that NCB has physically assaulted Dharma Productions ex-employee Kshitij Raviprasad. He said that NCB wants to falsely implicate Karan Johar in the drugs case and that no contraband was recovered from Kshitij's house by the NCB in raids on Friday. Satish is also representing Kshitij.

Sep 27, 2020 16:58 (IST)

Dharma Productions ex-employee Kshitij Raviprasad has become a person of interest in the ongoing drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. He has been placed in NCB custody for seven days by a special court and is said to have links with drug peddlers arrested during the investigation earlier. Kshitij is now saying he is being framed. 

Sep 27, 2020 16:30 (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Shweta Singh Kirti Shares Unseen Childhood Pic of Sushant Singh Rajput

Shweta Singh Kirti on Sunday walked down the memory lane and treated Sushant Singh Rajput's fans with one of his childhood pictures.

Sep 27, 2020 16:28 (IST)

Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan were all quizzed by the NCB on Saturday in relation to a drugs case which is currently under investigation. All three actresses were evasive in their answers and remained defensive during questioning. Sara, Deepika and Shraddha admitted to having 'drugs chat' but denied consuming illegal substances themselves. Reportedly, NCB is unconvinced with their responses. 

Sep 27, 2020 16:01 (IST)

Here are visuals of Rakul Preet Singh from outside the NCB office on Friday where she arrived for questioning in a drugs related case in Sushant Singh Rajput death. The actress has denied consuming drugs herself but admitted to having 'drugs chat'. Her name reportedly came up during Rhea Chakraborty's investigation and now Rakul's phone has been seized by the NCB.  

Sep 27, 2020 15:48 (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Kshitij Ravi Prasad Remanded In NCB Custody Till Oct 3

A Mumbai court remanded Kshitij Ravi Prasad, who was earlier hired as an executive producer by a firm of filmmaker Karan Johar, in the NCB's custody till October 3 following his arrest in a drugs case…

Sep 27, 2020 15:12 (IST)

See visuals as Sara Ali Khan arrived at the NCB office on Saturday for her questioning. As per reports, Sara and Shraddha Kapoor were also jointly investigated and both their statements recorded. CNN News18 has further learnt that Sara denied consuming drugs herself but claimed Sushant Singh Rajput took illegal substances during Kedarnath film shoot and even inside his vanity van. Sara's mobile phone has been seized by the authorities.

Sep 27, 2020 14:36 (IST)

See visuals from Saturday when Shraddha Kapoor arrived for her questioning at the NCB office in Colaba, Mumbai. The actress reportedly denied consuming drugs herself but claimed Sushant Singh Rajput consumed illegal substances during Chhichhore film shoot and later at a post-release party.    

Sep 27, 2020 14:06 (IST)

See visuals as Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone attended the NCB interrogation on Saturday in relation with a drugs case in Sushant SIngh Rajput death. It is reported that Deepika has admitted to having 'drugs chat' with her former manager Karishma Prakash but denied consuming illegal subsatances herself. Her phoone has been seized by the NCB under Indian Evidence Act.

Sep 27, 2020 13:40 (IST)

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had sought nine days custody of ex-Dharma Productions employee Kshitij Raviprasad. The agency believes that Kshitij is a major player in drugs trade in Mumbai and was supplying illegal substances to high profile clients in the film industry. When Kshitij's house was raided on Friday by the NCB team, small quantity of marijuana was also recovered. He has now been sent into NCB custody till Oct 3 for further investigation.

Sep 27, 2020 12:57 (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Shakti Kapoor Cast as Narco Officer in Sushant Singh Rajput Film 'Nyaay'

Directed by Dilip Gulati, 'Nyaay: The Justice' will explore the speculated murder as well as suicide angles in Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Bollywood's alleged drug link will also be taken into…

Sep 27, 2020 12:31 (IST)

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti shares an unseen picture of her late brother on social media. "Those twinkling eyes reflect the internal purity," she captioned her Instagram post. Sushant's friend an former co-star Ankita Lokhande also reacted to the throwback image of SSR by sharing heart-shaped emojis.

Sep 27, 2020 12:18 (IST)

Latest reports have claimed that the mobile phones of Bollywood actresses Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone and fashion designer Simone Khambatta have been seized by the NCB after they were interrogated in an ongoing drugs probe over the weekend. Additionally, Sushant Singh Rajput's former talent manager Jaya Saha and Deepika's former manager Karishma Prakash's mobile phones have been seized too after interrogation. 

Sep 27, 2020 11:45 (IST)

Check out a glimpse of Sushant Singh Rajput's fan in California, US, as they hold up a 'Satyagrah for SSR' or 'Movement for Truth' placard in their hands. Sushant's sister Shweta Singh Kirti posted the image on her social media handle.

Sep 27, 2020 11:40 (IST)

CLICK TO READ | NCB Seizes Phones of Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet, Simone Khambatta, Karishma Prakash in Drugs Case

The mobile phones of Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet Singh, Simone Khambatta and manager Karishma Prakash have been seized by the Narcotics Control Bureau.

Sep 27, 2020 11:26 (IST)

Reportedly, Sara Ali Khan and and Shraddha Kapoor were jointly quizzed by the NCB on Saturday. Both actresses have denied consuming drugs themselves but claimed they saw Sushant Singh Rajput consuming illegal substances. NCB believes that both Sara and Shraddha are being evasive in their answers. However, they both have admitted to the digital evidence, that is, the alleged 'drugs chat'. 

Sep 27, 2020 11:13 (IST)

Filmmaker Karan Johar has distanced himself from two ex- Dharma Productions employees who have been interrogated by the NCB in the ongoing drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. In a statement, Karan also said that he has never consumed drugs himself and does not promote or encourage the use of illegal substances.   

Sep 27, 2020 11:08 (IST)

CNN News18 has learnt that Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, who were questioned by the NCB on Saturday, have all denied consuming drugs themselves. Deepika confessed to having 'drugs chat' with her former manager Karishma Prakash but further claimed the conversation was about cigarettes and not drugs. Meanwhile, Shraddha and Sara said they saw Sushant Singh Rajput consuming drugs on sets of movies Kedarnath and Chhichhore, but they never indulged in it themselves. 

Sep 27, 2020 11:03 (IST)

CNN News18 has learnt that the NCB is unconvinced with Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan's responses during questioning in drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. All three have denied consuming illegal substances but had knowledge of drugs being consumed around them and on SSR's film sets.

Sep 27, 2020 10:54 (IST)

As per sources, Rhea Chakraborty, who is placed in judicial custody since September 9 in a drugs case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, named Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan during her questioning with officials. Both Sara and Rakul have presented themselves before the NCB officials in the ongoing drugs investigation. Mobile phone of Rakul Preet has reportedly been seized by authorities under the Indian Evidence Act.

Sep 27, 2020 10:45 (IST)

On Saturday night, NCB officials spoke to media persons present outside the interrogation premises and gave them an update on the questioning of Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan. NCB official said that all three actresses' statements have been recorded but no further summons have been issued yet.

Sep 27, 2020 10:37 (IST)

As per sources, after the NCB interrogated Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and her former manager Karishma Prakash in a drugs case on Saturday, their phones were seized under the Indian Evidence Act. Mobile phones of Rakul Preet Singh and fashion designer Simone Khambatta are also with the NCB officials after they were questioned on alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus earlier in the week.  

Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE Updates: Phones of Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor Seized in Drugs Probe
(L to R): Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor

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.