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Bollywood drugs case: NCB visits Shah Rukh Khan's 'Mannat', summons actress Ananya Panday

The team that visited Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat' was in connection with some documentation and not for a raid. According to NCB officials said that one more Bollywood actor is under the scanner.  

Bollywood drugs case: NCB visits Shah Rukh Khan's 'Mannat', summons actress Anunya Panday
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Mumbai, First Published Oct 21, 2021, 12:57 PM IST
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The Narcotics Control Bureau officials on Thursday visited the residence of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan. Besides Shah Rukh Khan, the NCB officials also visited the house of actor Chunkey Panday and asked his daughter Ananya Panday to appear before the agency at 2 pm, reports said. The team that visited Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat' was in connection with some documentation and not for a raid. According to NCB officials said that one more Bollywood actor is under the scanner.   

The NCB action comes on the day when Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan's judicial remand comes to an end. The agency will be producing him in court and most probably seek an extension of custody. Earlier today, Shah Rukh Khan had visited the Arthur Road prison to meet Aryan Khan a day after his son was denied bail in the drug investigation being conducted by the Narcotics Control Bureau. The visit came hours before the Bombay High Court decided to hear Aryan's bail plea on October 26. Mumbai Session Court judge Justice VV Patil had on Wednesday observed that Whatsapp conversations prima facie revealed that Aryan was a part of illicit drug activities regularly and that therefore it cannot be said that he is unlikely to commit a similar offence while on bail.

Besides Aryan, the court had also rejected the bail petitions of two other accused, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. The trio were among the 8 people who were arrested on October 3 after NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and his team raided a rave party onboard a cruise ship headed for Goa. During the raid, the NCB's undercover officials had seized 13 grams of Cocaine, 21 grams of Charas, 22 pills of Ecstasy, 5 grams of Mephedrone and Rs.1,33,000. On October 7, Aryan Khan and his co-accused were sent to judicial custody for 14 days. 

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