The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday issued summons to actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shradhha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh during a drug case associated with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.While Padukone has been asked summoned on September 25, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are asked to seem on September 26, press agency ANI reported.
Earlier on Wednesday, the agency recorded the statement of film maker Madhu Mantena in reference to the case.Mantena was the co-producer of 2016 Bollywood film ‘Udta Punjab’ which addressed the difficulty of drug menace.His name allegedly cropped up during the questioning lately actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s talent manager Jaya Saha, who was quizzed by the probe agency for last two days, NCB officials said.
The NCB had on Tuesday summoned Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash and KWAN talent management agency’s CEO Dhurv Chitgopekar, but the previous couldn't appear before the agency thanks to ill-health.Padukone and therefore the three other actors were named by Rhea Chakraborty while she was being interrogated between September 6 and September 8 before being arrested, consistent with NCB.
Earlier this month, the NCB had arrested six people from Mumbai and Goa in reference to the case. The NCB first arrested 23-year-old Bandra resident identified as Karam Jeet Singh Anand alias KJ and recovered marijuana and hashish from him.According to NCB officials, Karam Jeet was a part of the drug syndicate which it had busted as part of the continued investigations.
The NCB has thus far arrested a complete 16 accused within the case including Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda, domestic Dipesh Sawant, drug peddlers Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar; Kaizan Ebrahim, Karna Arora, Abbas Lakhani and Anuj Keshwani.