MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday questioned Bollywood actor Ananya Panday, daughter of actor Chunky Pandey, for over four hours for the second consecutive day. She has been asked to appear again on Monday, the officials said.
Amid heavy police deployment and media glare, Ananya Panday arrived at the NCB office around 2.20 pm and was put through thorough questioning for over four hours. According to the NCB sources, she had been asked to appear at the NCB office at 11 am, but she came in late. She was accompanied by her father.
After the questioning of the actor, NCB DDG Ashok Mutha Jain told the media that she has been asked to appear again on Monday. When asked to share details on the questioning, he said, “Further procedure will take place.” EXCLUSIVE: ‘No WhatsApp Chat Referring To Ganja Between Ananya Panday And SRK’s Son Aryan Khan’
To a question if she said something on the WhatsApp chats with Aryan Khan, son of Superstar Shahrukh Khan, in context with the sharing the numbers of drug peddlers, he said, “I have no such information as of now.”
Earlier in the day, a senior NCB officer related to the probe has told The New Indian that the “drug law enforcement agency has not found chats of Ananya Panday and Aryan Khan discussing ganja”.
Ananya Panday was questioned by the NCB on Thursday for over two hours.
Shahrukh Khan’s bodyguard also came to the NCB office today to submit some documents with the drug law enforcement agency.
Ananya Panday was served summons by the NCB officials on Thursday afternoon.
Aryan Khan was arrested by the NCB along with seven others on October 3, after the drug law enforcement agency raided a luxury cruise ship.
A Special court has rejected the bail plea of the star kid and seven others and extended their judicial custody till October 30. The application was rejected by the NCB on Wednesday stating that if released on bail they can “tamper with evidence” or “commit similar offence while on bail”.
The Special NDPS court in its order on Wednesday also stated that this is “not the first time” Aryan Khan is “involved in illicit drug activities”.
It said, “There is ample evidence in the form of WhatsApp chats of accused no. 1 (Aryan Khan) with foreign nationals and unknown persons dealing in drugs. There is reference to hard drugs and bulk quantities in WhatsApp chats which cannot be meant for consumption, with unknown persons who are suspected to be part of an international drug racket.”
Besides Aryan Khan, the NDPS court also rejected the bail application of Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Shah Rukh Khan went to Arthur Road prison to meet his son. He spent over 20 minutes with him after getting permission from the jail authorities.
Several Bollywood personalities have shown support to King Khan after the arrest of his son on October 3.