- Bollywood actress Ananya Panday is being questioned in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan
Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau has once again summoned Bollywood actress Ananya Panday for questioning in relation to the drugs case in which superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been arrested.
The NCB team had first carried out a search operation at Ananya Panday’s house in Bandra on Friday after finding chats related to drugs between her and Aryan. She was summoned for questioning the same day. She was once again called to the NCB office on Saturday.
The 22-year-old actress has maintained that she has never consumed drugs nor helped Aryan procure them.
Aryan Khan was arrested by NCB on October 2 during a cruise from Mumbai to Goa. He has been in custody since then.
The special court rejected his bail application, following which he approached the Bombay High Court. It will now hear the plea on October 26.
Allegations of payoff against NCB officer Sameer Wankhede
Prabhakar Sail, an employee of private investigator KP Gosavi whose selfie with Aryan Khan had gone viral, has made allegations of a massive payout to NCB officer Sameer Wankhede.
Sail claimed he had heard a conversation between Sam D’Souza and Gosavi on October 3 about a Rs 18 crore deal. According to Sail, Gosavi had said that Rs 8 crore was to be given to Wankhede.
As per his affidavit, Gosavi, D’Souza and Shahrukh’s manager Pooja Dadlani had met for 15 minutes in a car that evening.
He claimed he was present at the cruise ship’s boarding point and was made to identify a few persons. Later, they were taken to NCB office, where he was made to sign blank papers.
Sameer Wankhede has denied the allegations and claimed that he is being framed.
He wrote to the Mumbai police commissioner complaining of “precipitate legal action to frame him”
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has urged the Mumbai police to take note of Sail’s affidavit.
“Sam D’Souza is the biggest money-laundering player of Mumbai & country. It’s a big game which has just started. Facts which came to light are shocking. Under the pretext of deshbhakti, some people are extorting money, lodging fake cases,” he was quoted as having said about the latest development.
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