Actor Deepika Padukone arrived at the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) offices earlier today for her round of questioning in the Bollywood drug scandal. The NCB drug probe has expanded its ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide.
On 23 September the NCB issued summons to Bollywood A-listers Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh. Padukone’s name surfaced after a series of Whatsapp chats allegedly implicate her in sourcing drugs through her manager, Karishma Prakash. In the Whatsapp chat in possession by the authorities, Deepika Padukone allegedly asks for “hash” in a conversation with her manager.
The actor who was in Goa at the time had consulted with her 12-member legal team in Mumbai via video conferencing. Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash and Rajput’s former manager Shruti Modi were also questioned in the case on Friday. Prakash has been summoned again on Saturday.
The alleged Whatsapp conversation implicating Deepika Padukone
Zee News reports that ‘D’ and ‘K’ in this conversation are alleged of Deepika Padukone and Karishma, respectively. Koko is the name of a restaurant located in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills area.
D: K…Maal you have?
K: I have but at home. I am at Bandra…
K: I can ask Amit if you want
D: Yes!! Please
K: Amit has. He’s carrying it
D: Hash na?
D: Not weed
K: What time are you coming to Koko
D: Till what time is Shal there?
K: I think she said 11:30 because she needs to at the other place at 12Zee News
“Rakul Preet Singh’s statement was recorded by the SIT today. It will be analysed and produced before the court,” Mutha Ashok Jain, NCB’s director-general, told reporters.
Karishma Prakash, Padukone’s manager and Rajput’s former manager Shruti Modi were questioned on Friday. Prakash has been summoned for further questioning today, Saturday.
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Source inputs: ANI | The Quint | Zee News