Sirsa had filed a criticism with the NCB chief Rakesh Asthana final week over the alleged drug social gathering hosted at Johar’s residence in 2019 the place a number of prime actors have been in attendance together with Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora and a number of other others.
Sirsa took to twitter and wrote, “Sources have advised me that Karan Johar is quickly going to be summoned by the NCB. He shall be questioned in regards to the 2019 drug social gathering.”
सूत्रों के हवाले से ख़बर मिली है कि जल्द ही NCB करेगी @karanjohar को भी summonकरण जौहर से होगी 2019 वाली ड्रग पा… https://t.co/w4ElHGQq6G
— #Istandwithfarmers Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) 1601032356000
Nonetheless, NCB officers remained tight-lipped in response to queries despatched by IANS.
In the meantime, NCB sources associated to the probe confirmed to IANS that the company has additionally summoned Assistant Director Anubhav Chopra for questioning. Chopra was earlier related to Dharma Productions owned by Johar. Later within the day, KJo in his assertion clarified, “Anubhav Chopra will not be an worker of Dharma Productions. He was briefly related to us for less than two months within the capability of 2nd assistant director for a movie between November 2011 to January 2012 and as an assistant director for a brief movie in January 2013.”
Earlier within the day, the NCB additionally questioned Dharma Productions government producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Deepika’s former supervisor Karishma Prakash for a number of hours.
The NCB additionally grilled Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh for greater than 4 hours.
Sources mentioned that in her questioning, Rakul accepted the contents of her chats discussing medicine with Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested by the company on September 9.
In the meantime, the supply additionally mentioned that in his questioning Kshitij, too, confirmed names of another folks.
Even Karishma, throughout her questioning, disclosed a number of names of those that procured medicine from her.
The supply mentioned that based mostly on the statements of Rakul and Kshitij, extra celebrities shall be be referred to as in for questioning within the coming days.
The NCB has additionally issued summons to Deepika, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor for questioning on Saturday.
Deepika, who was taking pictures in Goa, returned to Mumbai on Thursday evening accompanied by her husband Ranveer Singh.
On Thursday, Sara returned from Goa alongside along with her mom Amrita Singh, the place she was on trip.
The NCB has registered a case underneath the NDPS Act on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after a number of alleged chats discussing medicine have been discovered from the telephone of Rhea and her brother Showik.