A particular NDPS courtroom on Thursday rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s supervisor Karishma Prakash in a drug case linked to the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. After the alleged medicine chat exchanged on 2017 between Deepika Padukone and her supervisor Karishma Prakash got here to gentle, each of them had been questioned by the NCB final 12 months.
Fearing arrest within the drug-related probe into the demise of Rajput, Prakash had filed an anticipatory bail software earlier than the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) courtroom in October final 12 months. After listening to intensive submissions made by each defence and prosecution, particular decide VV Widwans rejected her plea for anticipatory bail.
The courtroom, nevertheless, stayed the order until August 25 to permit Prakash to method the Bombay Excessive courtroom. The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) has been probing alleged nexus between drug peddlers and Bollywood celebrities which got here to gentle after Rajput’s demise in June final 12 months. The CBI is individually probing Rajput’s demise case.
Prakash’s title cropped up throughout interrogation of one of many arrested drug peddlers. The central company has to this point arrested greater than 20 individuals as a part of its investigation into the drug case. A lot of the accused, together with the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, are out on bail presently.
Earlier, NCB questioned Arjun Rampal for nearly six hours at this time (December 21, 2020). An official informed PTI, “Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal was on Monday questioned for almost six hours by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) in reference to a drug case lodged following the demise of filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput.”
With inputs from PTI