Courtesy : Goa Post
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has received summons from the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection to the drugs probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
The actress, who was shooting in Goa for Shakun Batra’s project in Goa, starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday landed back in Mumbai on Thursday night. Deepika was spotted at the airport with her actor husband Ranveer Singh.
Deepika has been called for questioning on Saturday, September 26 2020. The Mumbai Police has been asked to deploy additional security at the NCB office tomorrow ahead of her visit.
According to Republic Media Network, Ranveer has sent a formal application to the NCB and requested the agency to let him join his wife Deepika during the questioning. Reportedly, Ranveer has cited DP's anxiety and requested if he can be with her during the probe on Saturday.
In his application to the NCB, Ranveer has stated that Deepika Padukone sometimes suffers from anxiety and gets panic attacks, thus he has requested to accompany her. The report adds that Singh had stated that he understands that he cannot be present at the time of Deepika Padukone's questioning but requests understood to be allowed inside the NCB office.
However, no confirmation has been received from the NCB on this application.
Deepika Padukone came under the lens of the Narcotics Control Bureau after a set of WhatsApp chats exchanged between her and her manager Karishma Prakash allegedly discussing 'maal, weed and hash' went viral.
Her manager Karishma Prakash was spotted today at the NCB office for questioning in the drug case. Actor Rakul Preet Singh has also arrived at the NCB office to record her statement after her name cropped up during the probe.
Besides, the Narcotics Control Bureau has also issued summons to top Bollywood actresses including Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor for questioning in the drugs-case.
Sara and Shraddha are also reported to be present tomorrow in front of the central anti-drug agency.
So far, the NCB has arrested a total 16 accused in the case including Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, domestic help Dipesh Sawant, drug peddlers Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar; Kaizan Ebrahim, Karna Arora, Abbas Lakhani and Anuj Keshwani.