- Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone have been summoned by NCB for drug use.
- Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali khan and Simone have filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the media activities
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and fashion designer Simone Khambatta have been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau of India on Wednesday.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is investigating the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput last June. His girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty told the inquest that he had a drug habit.
In this case, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the investigation into how Bollywood celebrities got drugs.
Eleven people have already been arrested and remanded in custody in connection with the case, including actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother and Sushant Singh’s friend Showik Chakraborty, and Samuel Miranda, the manager of the house where Sushant was staying.
In this context, the National Narcotics Control Bureau had two days ago summoned Karisma Prakash, manager of Deepika Padukone, and Dhruv Sitkobekar, chief executive officer of the Kuan Talent Management Agency to come for an inquiry into drug trafficking.
Karisma Prakash had sought permission to appear in person due to ill health, department officials said on Tuesday. Karisma Prakash works for a company run by Dhruv. As part of that he has been working for Deepika.
Sources in the National Narcotics Enforcement Administration said that during the investigation, information related to the use of illicit drugs was found in an exchange of information between actress Deepika Padukone and a person known as “D”.
Based on this, the authorities say that the celebrities have been summoned for questioning on suspicion of being associated with the network.
The case filed by Rakul Preet Singh
Meanwhile, Bollywood actresses Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali khan and Simone have filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the media activities alleging that Rhea Chakraborty’s name was being tarnished following reports in the media during the police investigation that she had used drugs.
High Court Judge Naveen Chawla, who heard the case, said the media should act with restraint in such matters. The media should avoid publishing news as everything is known before investigators know. He directed the Broadcasting Corporation of India Prasar Bharati and the Press Council of India to send notices to respond to Rakul Preet Singh’s petition.
In the Tamil film industry, Rakul Preeth Singh, who acted as a supporting actress in the film Thadayarathakka in 2012, acted as the heroine in the film Book which was released in 2013. Then something, Deeran has also starred in films including Chapter One in 2018.
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