After brining them in for questioning in connection to the ongoing probe into the alleged Bollywood drug link and later seizing their mobile phone for further technical and data analysis, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has now gone a step ahead and decided to check the financial records of Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh. This would entail the NCB looking into both the bank accounts and credit-card payments of the actress to ascertain if they may have made any payments to any drug mafia rings, supplying the purported Bollywood drug nexus.
Meanwhile, revealing some details of their investigation, NCB Deputy DG (Southwest Region), Mutha Ashok Jain, said in a statement to the media, “We have recorded four people’s statements, that of Karishma Prakash, Sara Sultan (Sara Ali Khan), Deepika Padukone, and Shraddha Kapoor. The review will be produced before the honourable court on Sunday. Kshitij Prasad has been placed under arrest after questioning. I can’t disclose anything as it a part of our investigation. The evidence will be produced before the honourable court on Sunday. We can’t reveal anything as of now as the investigation is on. We have made a lot of recoveries. We will review and plan the future course of action.”
Speaking about Karan Johar’s party video that’s circulating again and whether the bureau would be summoning the actresses again, he added, “The ongoing probe into Bollywood’s drug nexus has no connection to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s complaint about the alleged drug party hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar at his residence in 2019. No fresh summon has been issued today. Can’t divulge anything as everything will be placed before the honourable court. About 18 people had been arrested in this case, and many have been interrogated as well.”
We hope that some clarity on the allegations against Bollywood arrives in the coming days.
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