Actor Deepika Padukone is being questioned in a widening drugs probe linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation. She arrived for questioning this morning at the Evelyn Guest House in Mumbai’s Colaba, where the Narcotics Control Bureau’s Special Investigation Team has set up a base.
Actor Shraddha Kapoor, who was issued summons by the anti-drugs agency along with Deepika Padukone and Sara Ali Khan, has arrived at the NCB’s Ballard Estate office, where actor Sara Ali Khan is also likely to be questioned today.
Ms Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash, who was questioned on Friday, has also reached the NCB office for questioning for the second day today. Ms Prakash’s questioning went on for much longer than actor Rakul Preet Singh’s, which lasted four hours, sources said.
The NCB questioned Rakul Preet Singh and Karishma Prakash about the contents of WhatsApp chat which allegedly indicated marijuana was bought for consumption.
The escalating probe into Bollywood’s drugs links started with actor Rhea Chakraborty’s questioning, three months after Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai home on June 14.
Sources in the Narcotics Control Bureau, whose mandate is to go after larger drug cartels and not individual consumers, have said the agency was questioning Bollywood A-listers to understand the network of supply through alleged consumers.