Actor Ananya Panday has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for another round of questioning at 11 AM today. Yesterday, the actress recorded her statement in connection with the arrest of Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
Aryan, whose bail hearing was put off by the Bombay High Court on Thursday till October 26, earlier in the day got his first visit from family as Khan came to the Arthur Road jail to meet the 23-year-old.
Teams of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) paid a formal visit to the residences of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Bandra west, and actor Ananya Pandey in Khar west, and raided a location in Andheri on Thursday as part of the ongoing probe into the October 2 rave party. The NCB has claimed that her name apparently figures in some WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan recovered by the agency, along with others.
She had come to the NCB office accompanied by her father and amid heavy police deployment and media glare. During the raid, the agency seized her mobile phone and laptop. “The NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit officials visited ‘Mannat’, the residence of Aryan Khan in connection with the (Cr.94/21 case) for seeking certain material related to the investigation of the case from Shah Rukh Khan, by following due procedure of notice”, said NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede in a statement later.
On October 2, the NCB busted a rave party in Mumbai and 20 people so far have been arrested in connection with the case including 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.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan had visited Aryan Khan at Arthur Road Jail. This was the first meeting between Shah Rukh Khan and his son, who was arrested after the Narcotics Control Bureau raided a rave party in Mumbai on October 2.