Mumbai: Clothier Simone Khambatta was questioned by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) for over 4 hours on Thursday within the medication angle associated to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying case.
Khambatta’s identify cropped up after her alleged drug chats got here to the fore. Sushant’s former supervisor Shruti Modi was additionally being interrogated in a drug associated case throughout the day, officers stated.
Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, who was additionally summoned for questioning on the day, skipped the NCB summons, officers stated. Earlier within the day, an NCB official stated that Rakul’s summons have been issued on Wednesday and on Thursday morning she acknowledged them and up to date her newest tackle additionally.
An NCB supply stated that Rakul shall be becoming a member of the drug legislation enforcement company probe on Friday morning.
In accordance with NCB officers, Khambatta arrived on the NCB workplace right here for questioning round 10.15 a.m. and left round 2.30 p.m. Khambatta was questioned about her alleged chats to obtain medication for consumption, the sources stated.
Shruti Modi arrived for the third on the NCB workplace earlier and her questioning is ongoing, the company sleuths stated.
On Wednesday, the NCB additionally summoned actresses Deepika Padukone, Shradhha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan for questioning in a medication associated case.
Deepika, who was capturing in Goa for a movie, has left for Mumbai. Even Sara was noticed on the Goa Airport alongside together with her mom Amrita Singh whereas returning to Mumbai earlier.
On Wednesday, moreover Deepika, the NCB despatched summons to her supervisor Karishma Prakash for questioning on Friday and Sara and Shradhha for questioning on Saturday.
The NCB registered a case below the NDPS Act on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that has been probing the cash laundering costs into the June 14 dying of Sushant.
The narcotics probe company registered the case after just a few alleged chats of Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda discussing medication got here to the fore.
The NCB has up to now questioned Rhea, Showik, Modi, Sushant’s expertise supervisor Jaya Saha, Kwan expertise administration company CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar, ‘Udta Punjab’ Producer Madhu Mantena Varma amongst a number of others.
Responding to a query on the variety of instances the medication legislation enforcement company is probing, an NCB official stated: “The agency has registered two separate cases under the NDPS Act. There are few aspects in both cases which warrant examination of both Sara and Shraddha, so they will be examined in both cases.”
The NCB has already arrested Rhea, Showik, Miranda, Sushant’s private employees Dipesh Sawant and 16 others within the case up to now. Rhea, Showik, Miranda and Sawant have been in judicial custody. The official stated whereas the alleged chats of Deepika together with her supervisor Prakash discussing medication in October 2017 introduced them into the probe web, Shradhha and Sara’s position got here to the fore following the questioning of Saha.
The NCB is the third federal company to probe the dying of Sushant moreover the CBI and the ED.