Actress Ananya Panday’s Mumbai home was recently raided. By the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). And, she has been called for questioning, as per the officials.
The anti-drug agency has also reached at Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow Mannat. To conduct a raid in connection with the Mumbai drug case.
According to sources, Ananya has been called at the NCB office at 2 pm on Thursday afternoon for questioning.
The officials have found Ananya Panday’s name in the WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan.
Aryan Khan’s bail plea in regards of drug case has been postponed to October 26th Tuesday.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh have said that, the NCB has not been served a copy of the plea. Advocate Satish Maneshinde said that they have been served the copy electronically.
The High Court have rejected the video-conference hearing and, they will be taking up the bail hearing physically in court on Tuesday (October 26).
Aryan’s lawyers were expected to plead the Bombay High Court on Thursday. For the further hearing of his bail plea on an urgent basis.
This comes a day after a special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court in Mumbai rejected the bail plea. Which cited that the 23-year-old was indulged in ‘illicit drug activities’ on a regular basis.
They further said he could commit an offence if he is released. Soon after the decision was out. Aryan moved an application in the Bombay High Court against the special NDPS court order
Along with Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha also had their bail pleas rejected on Wednesday by the NDPS court.
The special court heard the bail petitions of all the three accused in the drug case. And rejected their plea observing that all three acted in conspiracy with each other. They said that all of them are connected in the same thread.
The judge have also accepted NCB’s argument that all the accused are part of a large drug network.
In a 21-page order, the judge stated, “In the case at hand, material placed on record reveals that there is incriminating material in the form of WhatsApp chats, etc. Which shows the nexus of the applicant / accused no. 1 with suppliers and peddlers.”
Furthermore, they added that Aryan’s WhatsApp chats have given reference to ‘bulk quantity’ and ‘hard drugs’. “There is prima facie material showing that accused No 1. was in contact with persons dealing in prohibited narcotic substances”, the order read.
On October 2nd, the NCB busted a rave party in Mumbai. And 20 people were so far have been arrested in connection with the case. Which included two Nigerian nationals, Delhi-based event management professionals, and Mumbai-based drug peddlers, among others.
While Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant are lodged at Arthur Road Jail, Munmun Dhamecha is lodged at the women’s prison in Byculla.