Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone arrives at NCB for questioning in a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death | PTI
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone arrives at NCB for questioning in a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death | PTI
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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone reached the NCB office in south Mumbai on Saturday morning to record her statement in drugs probe linked to film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, an official said.

Deepika arrived at the NCB guest house in Colaba, from where the central agency is operating, in a small car around 9.50 am.

Actor Shraddha Kapoor also reached the NCB office here on Saturday to record her statement in drugs probe linked to film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, an official said.

She 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.

Meanwhile, Deepika has been summoned by the NCB as part of its probe into the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus.

There were reports that Deepika’s husband and actor Ranveer Singh had asked the NCB if he could also remain present during her interrogation. However, the NCB had on Friday clarified that it did not receive any such request.

Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash, who was questioned by the team on Friday, has also been asked to remain present for further questioning on Saturday, another official said.

Prakash’s WhatsApp chats included conversations about drugs with one ‘D’ and the central agency wanted to find out who this person was, the NCB sources had said earlier.

There is heavy police deployment outside the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office, where barricades have been put up. Media personnel have gathered in large numbers for coverage.


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