The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has sent 85 gadgets belonging to Bollywood actors to the Directorate of Forensic Sciences Laboratory, (FSL) in Gandhinagar. In the last 45 days, the NCB has sent 30 mobile phones, data for which was retrieved, and the phones were later returned to the NCB.
The data that has been recovered included deleted voice clips, video clips, chat messages, and mobile numbers.
NCB has also sent the drug samples seized in various raids to the FSL campus for further investigation. Most of the phones belong to Bollywood celebrities, their agents, or alleged drug peddlers.
The NCB has also sent two laptops, pen drives among others. The phones belong to Rhea Chakraborty, her brothers Showik, Bollywood actors Sarah Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor, and several other people associated with them.
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The Bollywood drug probe
The NCB had in September summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh in the drugs probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa were also arrested by the NCB for allegedly possessing and consuming marijuana. Haarsh Limbachiyaa was arrested after being questioned for nearly 15 hours by the NCB.
Earlier in November, the NCB had searched the home of Arjun Rampal. Later Rampal and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, were summoned for questioning. The latter was questioned for over two days while Rampal’s questioning lasted six hours.
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