Drugs-on-cruise case: NCB to question Ananya Panday over WhatsApp chats
Mumbai, Oct 22: Actor Ananya Panday was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for second consecutive day, in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case, in which Bolly star Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan is arrested.
The actor was questioned for two hours on Thursday by the NCB, which raided her Mumbai home.
Ananya's name cropped up in the case after certain WhatsApp chats between her and Aryan Khan were allegedly found in the latter's mobile phone. The NCB officials had seized her mobile and laptop.
The NCB officials, however, are yet to clarify about her role, if any, in the case.
"The chats recovered from Aryan Khan's mobile phone reveal that in the year 2018-19, she helped supply drugs to Aryan thrice by providing him the numbers of drug dealers," news agency ANI quotes sources as saying.
Ananya Pandey has informed the anti-drug agency that she has neither consumed nor supplied it.
Aryan Khan was arrested with a few others on October 3 after the NCB raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and claimed to have seized drugs, including charas.
An NCB team visited Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat' in suburban Bandra this afternoon for seeking from him certain material related to the investigation into the case, an official said.
On Thursday morning, Shah Rukh Khan met his son Aryan Khan at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai where the latter has been lodged following his arrest in the case.