24 Sep 2020: Deepika and Sara, summoned in drugs probe, return to Mumbai
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Details: Deepika and her manager summoned tomorrow
Deepika, 34, an A-list actor, has been summoned tomorrow.
Her manager Karishma Prakash has also been summoned. Karishma was questioned earlier as well.
Notably, Deepika's name surfaced during the questioning of Sushant's talent manager Jaya Saha.
In purported text messages recovered from Jaya's phone, Deepika and others had talked about procuring "maal" or marijuana and "hash" or hashish.
Sara: Sara to be questioned on Saturday
Further, Sara has been summoned to appear before the NCB on Saturday.
The 25-year-old was today seen at the airport as she traveled to Mumbai with her mother, veteran actor Amrita Singh. Sara is the daughter of popular actor Saif Ali Khan.
Sara is a former co-star of Sushant. In fact, she had debuted alongside the late actor in the 2018 movie Kedarnath.
Details: Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet will also be questioned
Shraddha Kapoor, daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, has also been asked to appear for questioning on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Rakul Preet, who was asked to appear before the anti-drugs agency today, will now be questioned tomorrow.
It has been reported that the names of Rakul and Sara had come up in this case during the questioning of arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty.
Case: Sushant had died by alleged suicide in June
Sushant, a 34-year-old Bollywood star, was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai's Bandra on June 14.
The actor died by suicide and had been suffering from clinical depression and bipolar disorder, Mumbai Police had said.
His family, however, contested claims of mental illness, and accused Rhea, his girlfriend, of mentally harassing him and driving him to his death.
Probe: Rhea's bail plea to be heard by HC today
On September 8, following days of questioning, Rhea was arrested by the NCB for procuring banned substances such as marijuana for the late actor.
Her brother Showik, two staff members of Sushant, and a number of alleged drug peddlers have also been nabbed.
Rhea is currently in judicial custody until October 6. Her bail plea has been deferred to September 29, today.
Developments: NCB officials to further question Showik, Dipesh Sawant
Earlier today, fashion designer Simone Khambatta was also questioned by the NCB for nearly five hours in Mumbai. Her name had reportedly cropped up during Rhea's investigation.
Meanwhile, a team of NCB officials today obtained permission from the court to visit the Taloja jail to further question Showik Chakraborty and Sushant's staff member Dipesh Sawant there.