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Deepika being questioned on Sushant Singh Rajput case

 Entertainment Desk

 Published: 12:54 PM, 26 September 2020  

Deepika being questioned on Sushant Singh Rajput case

Deepika being questioned on Sushant Singh Rajput case

Bollywood actress 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.

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.

It must be noted that the actors have not been named as accused in any drugs probe case, and are only being questioned.

During her questioning before the arrest, Rhea Chakraborty reportedly named stars including Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh in connection with drug use. Her lawyer has denied this claim.

Sara Ali Khan was also Sushant Singh Rajput's co-star in the film "Kedarnath"; Sushant Rajput developed the drugs habit while shooting the film, according to Rhea Chakraborty's bail petition before the Bombay High Court.

Sushant Singh's family through their Advocate Vikas Singh had aired their displeasure over the direction of the probe calling "the NCB probe too going in the same direction like Mumbai Police probe... calling big names for questioning just to get attention".