MUMBAI: After Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, it is the turn of a Karan Johar production company manager to be summoned in connection with the Mumbai drug use case.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Thursday issued summons to Kshitji Prasad, executive producer and director of Dharma Productions, to appear before them on Friday. NCB also carried out a search of his house in the city.
On Thursday, designer Simone Khambatta and Sushant’s business manager Shruti Modi were questioned at NCB’s guest house at Colaba after their names figured in WhatsApp messages that were decrypted during investigations following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Deepika Padukone who arrived in Mumbai on Thursday evening, acknowledged the summons and told the agency she will present herself on Saturday instead of Friday. Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor have also been asked to join the investigations on Saturday. Talent manager Karishma Prakash and actor Rakul Preet Singh will be questioned at NCB guest house at Colaba on Friday. After an altercation between journalists on Thursday, NCB have asked Mumbai Police for extra deployment outside the guest house.
NCB sources have claimed that Shraddha, Rakul Preet and Sara’s names came up during interrogations of Rhea and her manager Shruti Modi, while Deepika and her manager’s names allegedly cropped up in chats and during the interrogation of Sushant’s talent manager Jaya Saha.
NCB sources said the arrest of Anuj Keshwani, alleged supplier of drugs from whose residence a seizure was made, was a big breakthrough as his call data reports and WhatsApp chats included well-known names.