Drug Probe: Deepika Padukone Contacts Legal Team

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Drug Probe: Deepika Padukone Contacts Legal Team
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Deepika Padukone is in headlines again after her name emerges in the drug case.  She is in Goa shooting for a Shakun Batra directorial. The report says she got in touch with her legal team in Delhi from there and now will head back to Mumbai soon.

The problem has arisen for the actress after her name has cropped up amidst NCB’s probe of the drug nexus in SSR’s case. Not only the actress but also her business manager Karishma Prakash’s name is also involved. 

 The NCB has reportedly summoned her on Friday for interrogation as she is owing to ill health. Meantime, Dia Mirza, whose name surfaced beside Deepika Padukone, has explained that she has not consumed or procured drugs.

When the Narcotics Control Bureau interrogated talent manager Jaya Saha on Tuesday for around 6 hours before letting her go, the agency has reportedly charged her and Sushant Singh Rajput’s previous manager Shruti Modi again on September 23rd. Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash is also from the same KWAN agency as Jaya Saha who’s phone unveiled a WhatsApp chat between one “D” and “K” on arranging drugs. 

There have been no seizures of drugs yet, but Karishma Prakash is going to be questioned on Friday in the case.

Shraddha Kapoor’s name reportedly also figured in the WhatsApp chats retrieved from Jaya Saha, who is being questioned too. Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor will be interrogated on Saturday and Rakul Preet Singh today.

59 grams of marijuana was seized from actress Rhea Chakraborty earlier and is also accused by the anti-drugs agency of arranging drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput. Until now, She and her brother Showik Chakraborty were on Tuesday sent to jail till October 6th. Two employees of Sushant Singh Rajput and alleged drug dealers linked to the film fraternity are also among the 15 people arrested till now.