Deepika Padukone to Sara Ali Khan to Rhea Chakraborty: 7 Bollywood celebs under NCB scanner
Here are seven celebs like Karan Johar, Bharti Singh, Deepika Padukone and more who were questioned, arrested by NCB in drug cartel nexus investigation
Last year after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden death on June 14th, an alleged drug racket came into the light. Many Bollywood celebs were called by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and were questioned on the same, and a few were arrested. This year, the NCB officials have been cross-examining suspects and making arrests based on their investigation. Take a look at a few celebrities, such as Bollywood celebrities who were questioned, arrested by NCB in a drug cartel nexus investigation.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar was once issued a notice by the Narcotics Control Bureau over a video of a party he had organised last year. The video featured celebs like Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan etc. Also Read: Cruise ship rave bust: Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan being interrogated by NCB, say reports
The NCB summoned Bollywood A-list actor Deepika Padukone for some of the words used in a 2017 WhatsApp chat. The actor was questioned for several hours by the agency. Besides her, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh were also examined by the NCB; however, the authorities had not accused any wrongdoings.
The NCB has arrested TV star Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa after 86.5 grams of ganja was seized from their home and office in Andheri West. “Both Ms Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted consumption of ganja,” an NCB release said.
Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty were alleged to be part of a drug cartel that had supplied drugs to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The NCB had reportedly called Rhea as an “active member of a drug syndicate”.
NCB officials also questioned Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his partner Gabriella Demetriades after the agency searched the actor's residence in Bandra. Later, a few weeks ago, Gabriella's brother Agisilaos Demetriades was arrested after he was alleged to be found in possession of banned drugs. Also Read: Arjun Rampal's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades' brother Agisilaos arrested again in drug case (report)
Earlier this year, Ajaz Khan was arrested by the NCB. According to NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, Ajaz is reportedly involved in the Shadab Batata case. Shadab Batata is the son of Farooq Batata, the city's biggest drug supplier.
On August 28, Armaan Kohli's house was raided by the NCB. During the house search, drugs were recovered from his house. Later, Kohli was taken into custody till September 1. The actor claimed that only a small quantity of drugs was allegedly recovered from his possession, and as such, he was entitled to bail.