The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned Dharma Productions director and executive producer Kshitij Raviprasad for joining the investigations into the drugs cases linked to film personalities being probed by the agency, officials said in Mumbai on Thursday (24 September).
Raviprasad is expected to visit the NCB offices on Friday for questioning into one of the drug-related cases pertaining to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
An NCB official confirmed that there has been no raid at the office or home of Raviprasad, as reported in some sections of the media.
Dharma Productions is owned by prominent Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.
Earlier on Wednesday, the NCB issued summons to Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh for questioning.
Deepika has been summoned on 25 September and Sara, Shraddha have been summoned on 26 September.
This summon comes after Deepika has allegedly been identified as asking for drugs like "Hash" on WhatsApp. The chats are said to be from October 2017 wherein Deepika is allegedly trying to procure drugs.
The individual "D" who is allegedly said to be Deepika can be seen having written messages like, "K...Maal you have?", "Hash na?", "Not weed".
The NCB has already arrested Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant's house manager Samuel Miranda, personal staff Dipesh Sawant and over 15 others in the case so far. Rhea Chakraborty has been sent to judicial custody till 6 October.
(With inputs from IANS)
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