Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet not named, no celebrity involvement so far: NCB
After Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest for her alleged drug links
in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, reports suggested that Rhea has given
the names of various Bollywood celebrities who are involved in the
anti-narcotics activities. However, the reports are not true.
New Delhi :
Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who’s leading the team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai, said that they have got no information about the names of the celebrities so far.
“We are currently focusing on the drug peddlers who are part of the larger syndicate. No celebrity name has surfaced during our probe and nobody has been summoned so far,” Wankhede said while talking to Mid-Day.
Earlier the names of four Bollywood celebrities were speculated – Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Mukesh Chhabra, and Simone Khambatta. It was believed that Rhea has named these celebs and has also mentioned that they used to take drugs with some of them even partying with Sushant.
As per the NCB’s latest confirmation, these are mere rumours. The agency has so far made 16 arrests in the case. On Sunday, they arrested six people including one who is believed to be the biggest drug peddler in the suburbs – Karamjeet Singh aka KJ. Dwayne Fernandes, Sanket Patel, Ankush Anreja, Sandeep Gupta, and Aftab Fateh Ansari are other names who were nabbed by the agency after raids at Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, and Lokhandwala. As revealed by the agency, these peddlers were named by the accused including Rhea, Showik, and Samuel Miranda during their interrogation earlier.