Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:24 IST
On Tuesday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided the Versova residence of Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash, where it has been stated that they have found 1.7 grams of charas and at least two bottles of cannabis (CBD) oil. Even earlier Karishma was questioned by the narcotic team in connection with the drug probe FIR registered under Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
NCB officials said, `Prakash's name cropped up during the questioning of one of the paddlers arrested by us in the case in which we are looking to bust drug networks around Bollywood, Based on the information, we raided her residence today. We found 1.7 grams of charas and at least two bottles of CBD oil,`
Although, at the time of the raid, the Deepika manager wasn't there and her residence was carried out in the presence of her acquaintances. On her non-presence, NCB officials said, `We have called her for questioning tomorrow to NCB, however, her phone has been switched off and we do not know where she is."
NDPS has cleared that Prakash has violated the sections and she will be eligible for the time required in order to defend herself. The officials have also cleared that there is no connection of Deepika Padukone in the case as last month the actress has recorded her statement with the NCB.
Earlier, Prakash and Deepika's statement was recorded after the NCB alleged to have found chats in the mobile phone of Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Jaya Saha in which narcotics were being discussed. Deepika Padukone, in her statement, told the officials that the hash was used for cigarettes not for narcotic substances. Already 24 persons are arrested in the drug probe case so far including South African National Agisilaos Demetriades, the brother-in-law of actor Arjun Rampal, cook and housekeeper of Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea's brother Showik in their connection with the drug peddlers.