NCB summons Ananya Panday for 'procuring' marijuana for Aryan Khan

NCB has recovered chat messages of a conversation between star kids, in which the two were discussing drugs


Entertainment Desk October 22, 2021

In a major development, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) paid a formal ‘visit’ to the residences of Bollywood's King Khan Shah Rukh Khan in Bandra west, Mannat, and actor Ananya Panday in Khar west. The agency also raided a location in Andheri as part of the ongoing probe into the October 2 luxury cruiser rave party, reported The Indian Express. 

“The NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit officials visited ‘Mannat’, the residence of Aryan Khan in connection with the 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. He also dismissed reports in sections of the media dubbing the NCB trip to the superstar’s sea-facing bungalow as a ‘raid’.

The development, which grabbed national attention, came shortly after the Bombay High Court this morning decided to take up his son Aryan Khan’s bail plea on next Tuesday, October 26.

Simultaneously, Ananya Panday — daughter of Bollywood actor Chunky Panday — was summoned to the NCB offices for the probe. According to India Today, NCB has recovered chat messages of a conversation between Ananya and Aryan in which the two were discussing procuring marijuana.

NCB sources have said, “At one point in the conversation between Aryan Khan and Ananya Pandey, Aryan was talking to Ananya about marijuana. Aryan was asking if there could be some ‘jugaad’ to arrange the weed.” To this, Ananya replied, “I will arrange."

When NCB showed this chat to Ananya during the questioning, she replied, “I was just joking.” NCB had received a chat conversation between the star kids regarding drugs, after which Ananya was asked to come in for questioning by the NCB. 

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