Mumbai / Bhubaneswar: A Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team reportedly conducted a search of actress Ananya Panday’s home in Khar West, Mumbai, in connection with a drug case.
Ananya was summoned by the NCB to appear before her at 2 p.m. She was summoned based on WhatsApp chats found on the cell phone of Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan who was arrested on the drug case. NCB officials took Ananya’s cellphone away, India Today reported.
Another NCB team raided Shah Rukh Khan’s residence in Bandra ‘Mannat’ today, hours after meeting his son Aryan Khan in Arthur Road Prison. Aryan was arrested by the NCB and sent to prison for a drug case.
NCB had previously presented the WhatsApp chats between Aryan Khan and a debutante in court.
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In a similar development, the Bombay High Court on Thursday published the hearing of Aryan Khan’s bail motion on October 26 and denied bail by a dedicated NDPS court.
The matter was raised in the NW Sambre Judiciary when Khan’s attorney Satish Maneshinde requested an urgent hearing on Friday or Monday.
However, Judge Sambre decided to look into the matter next Tuesday and Khan may have to spend five more days in custody.
The son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, challenged a ruling by the NDPS Special Court and dismissed his bail demand on Wednesday (October 20), along with co-defendants Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.
At the same time, Khan’s legal custody will expire on this day (Thursday) and the NCB will likely apply for an extension to the special judge of the NDPS court VV Patil.
After the NCB fell on a cruise ship on October 2, Khan was arrested and arrested along with Merchant and Dhamecha and five other people on October 3 and has been in custody for 20 days since then.
First he received a one-day NCB investigation from Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RM Nerlikar until October 4, later until October 7, and then until Thursday (October 21) in custody for two weeks.
In addition to the trio Khan, Merchant and Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadha, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra and Vikrant Chhoker were arrested on October 3. The NCB later arrested 12 other people in connection with the same case.
(With IANS inputs)