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Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB Serves Summons to Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor

News18.com | September 23, 2020, 20:25 IST
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During the Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) investigation into the illegal substances angle in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, a wider drugs nexus in Bollywood has surfaced. On Wednesday, the NCB summoned actresses Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet and Deepika Padukone for questioning. A senior NCB official related to the probe told IANS, "Summons have been issued to Deepika, Sara, Shraddha and Rakul for questioning. Besides four Bollywood actors, the NCB has also summoned fashion designer Simone Khambatta." Film producer Madhu Mantena reached the NCB office earlier in the day for questioning. Talent manager Jaya Saha, who has emerged as a person of interest for the NCB in the ongoing probe, has confessed to procuring drugs for actress Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant and Madhu, sources have said.

Meanwhile, actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, who have both been arrested by the NCB and placed in judicial custody till October 6, filed an application in the Bombay High Court seeking bail on Tuesday. Their lawyer Satish Maneshinde said the plea will come up for hearing on Thursday after a holiday was declared due to water logging in the city.
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The NCB has also summoned Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash and Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Shruti Modi for questioning. Deepika, along with Karishma, has been called for questioning on September 25. According to media reports, Deepika is shooting for a film in Goa these days.

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A senior NCB official related to the probe told IANS, "Summons have been issued to Deepika, Sara, Shraddha and Rakul for questioning. Besides four Bollywood actors, the NCB has also summoned fashion designer Simone Khambatta." The official said that the actors have been summoned after several alleged chats of them discussing drugs came to the fore during the investigation. Another NCB official said that it has summoned Khambatta, Rakul and Sushant's former manager Shruti Modi on September 24.

Sep 23, 2020 18:02 (IST)
NCB Summons Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Rakul Preet in Drugs Probe

Actresses Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have been summoned by the NCB after their names came up during the probe into the Bollywood-drugs nexus.

Sep 23, 2020 17:34 (IST)

As per NCB sources, Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet and Shraddha Kapoor have been summoned in the drug related probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. As per sources, Deepika will be called for questioning on September 25 while Rakulpreet will be questioned on September 24.

Sep 23, 2020 17:31 (IST)

NCB summons Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the drugs probe linked to Sushant Singh Rajput's death, say top sources from the agency according to CNN-News18.

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Film fraternity is questioning the leaking of drugs chat and revelation of selective names of Bollywood personalities in the NCB's drugs probe. Actresses whose name have come up during investigation are remaining silent on the issue. Meanwhile, Bollywood alleges that it has now become a witch hunt and only solid proof should lead to arrest.

Sep 23, 2020 15:45 (IST)

WhatsApp chats accessed by the NCB in Sushant Singh Rajput case have revealed drugs such as marijuana, CBD oil (an extract of cannabis), cocaine and MDMA being used in Bollywood parties. 

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Jaya Saha has reached the NCB office for questioning for the third straight day on Wednesday. She has emerged as one of the key person of interest who are under NCB scanner in the ongoing drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. Jaya's leaked chats with Rhea Chakraborty and others has led to the explosion of a Bollywood- drugs nexus.

Sep 23, 2020 14:43 (IST)

Here's a list of questions that NCB has prepared for film producer Madhu Mantena.

-- How prevalent is drugs culture in the work ecosystem of KWAN agency?

-- Were you aware of drugs being procured by talent managers for KWAN's agents?

-- Did you ask for curated marijuana from Jaya Saha?

--  Who are part of the WhatsApp group where consumption of curated marijuana and other drugs was discussed?

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The NCB has accessed details of a June 22 chat of film producer Madhu Mantena asking talent manager Jaya Saha for drugs. The NCB is in possession of this drugs conversation between the two and CNN News18 has learnt that possibility of Jaya's arrest is likely. 

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Talent manager Jaya Saha has confessed to the NCB that she secured CBD oil (a derivative of cannabis) for Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and film producer Madhu Mantena. Meanwhile, Jaya has denied having any communication with actress and Mahesh Babu's wife Namrata Shirodkar.

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Rhea Chakraborty, in her bail plea to the Bombay High Court, has said that she is just 28 years of age and has been subjected to investigations by four authorities-- NCB, ED, CBI and Mumbai Police. She further stated that all this has taken a 'severe toll on her mental health and well being'. Further custody will worsen her mental health, she stated in her bail plea.

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In her bail plea to Bombay High Court, accused Rhea Chakraborty has stated that she is innocent and the NCB is deliberately trying to invoke stringent charges against her and her family. She also stated that she is being subjected to a 'witch hunt'.

Sep 23, 2020 12:28 (IST)

Mumbai rains may be hampering the ongoing drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. Agency Deputy Director KPS Malhotra said that inclement weather conditions may defer today's investigation to tomorrow. Talent manager Jaya Saha and CEO of KWAN Talent Management company Dhruv Chitgopekar were summoned for interrogation today. 

Sep 23, 2020 11:42 (IST)

Film producer Madhu Mantena has reached the NCB office for questioning on Wednesday in the ongoing drugs probe. His name allegedly surfaced during the questioning of talent manager Jaya Saha.

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Another question on everyone's mind is whether Deepika Padukone will be summoned by the NCB in its ongoing drugs probe or not. It is said that several chats discussing drugs are on the radar of the anti-drugs agency. These conversations are allegedly between Deepika and her manager Karishma Prakash.   

Sep 23, 2020 11:01 (IST)

Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty's bail plea hearing has been postponed till tomorrow after Bombay High Court declared a holiday in light of Mumbai rains, their lawyer has shared. The decision has been taken by the Court;s Chief Justice after heavy water logging in the city.

Sep 23, 2020 10:57 (IST)

Bollywood talent manager Jaya Saha has emerged as a key player in drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. Her alleged chats with top Bollywood stars are also under the scanner and some A-listers may be summoned by the NCB in the coming days for questioning. 

Sep 23, 2020 10:36 (IST)

KWAN Talent Management is under NCB radar in the ongoing drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case. The firm's CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar was questioned for close to six hours on Tuesday and will be summoned again on Wednesday.

Sep 23, 2020 10:31 (IST)

While first rejecting Showik Chakraborty's bail plea in Sushant Singh Rajput case on September 11, the court had argued that he is likely to tamper with evidence collected in the case if let out. 

Sep 23, 2020 10:27 (IST)

Rhea and Showik Chakraborty's bail had been denied earlier on September 11 on the basis that they could 'alert' those named in their statement to the NCB. Now, they have applied for bail again after their judicial custody was extended till Oct 6 on Tuesday.

Sep 23, 2020 10:19 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta had started a campaign in memory of her late brother in which she asked fans to dedicate messages to the actor with hashtag 'Message4SSR'. The family has received over 3 lakh audio and video messages from his admirers.

Sep 23, 2020 9:44 (IST)

The NCB has widened its drugs probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. The anti-drug agency is said to summon Bollywood actresses for questioning soon while it continues to grill suspects and make arrests in Mumbai.  

Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB Serves Summons to Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor

Rhea was first arrested by the NCB on September 9. Her bail plea was rejected at that time by a special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court in Mumbai on September 11 and she was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days along with Showik and Sushant's staffers Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant. All four are charged under various sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Their judicial custody was extended till October 6 on September 22.

The NCB has so far arrested more than 12 people in connection with its probe linked to the case of the actor’s death. Sushant (34) was found dead at his home in suburban Bandra on June 14.