Mumbai: Several Bollywood stars are being investigated by India’s Narcotics Drug Bureau (NCB) for their alleged involvement in supplying drugs to others, in connection to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Officers from the NCB investigating the death of Rajput summoned Bollywood talent company KWAN Agency's CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar, Head Talent Manager Jaya Saha, and Karishma, to join the ongoing investigation.
Karishma handles Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's account. The NCB has also summoned Shruti Modi, former business manager of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to join the investigation as well.
All four people have been asked to be present at the NCB office in Mumbai on Tuesday. Shruti Modi has already reached the office. Previously, the NCB had detained five persons in connection with three separate drug busts, one of which is linked with the drugs case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, NCB officials said on September 18.
According to the NCB official, an individual named Rahil Vishram was detained on Thursday with a kilo of high-quality drugs, which are highly-priced in the black market, while INR 450,000 in cash was also seized from him by the authorities.
Vishram is directly connected to the other peddlers accused in the drug case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the official said.
The NCB had launched an investigation after it received official communication from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in which there were various chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation.
The ED had on July 31 registered an Enforcement Case Information Report in the late actor's death case after a First Information Report was filed by Rajput's father KK Singh against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar on July 28. Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14.