Drug probe: Rakul Preet Singh questioned for 4 hrs, Deepika Padukone to appear before NCB tomorrow
Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh was questioned for four hours on Friday by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the drug probe related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
She was scheduled to be questioned by the probe agency on Thursday, but it was deferred after she claimed she had not received "the alleged summons".
"Rakul Preet Singh's statement was recorded by the SIT (special investigation team) today. It will be analysed and produced before court," NCB Director General Mutha Ashok Jain told media.
Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone will be questioned by the agency on Saturday in the same case.
Her manager Karishma Prakash was earlier in the day quizzed the NCB at their office in Colaba.
She has been summoned to appear again on Saturday, media reports said.
In a major turn of events in the drug probe, the NCB has summoned leading Hindi film actors Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor.
Designer Simone Khambatta too was grilled by the NCB on Thursday.
The NCB has so far arrested at least a dozen people including Rajput's actor girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, the late Bollywood star's household staff Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant.
NCB is the third central agency to join the probe into the death of Rajput, after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The NCB got into action after the ED came across chats pertaining to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Rajput was found dead at his own flat in Mumbai's Bandra on Jun 14.