Despite the uproar surrounding Ananya Panday’s interrogation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), government sources said on Friday (October 22) that there is no evidence of any ‘drug-related exchanges’ in her claimed WhatsApp discussions with Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s son. According to the sources, the NCB has found “no signs or references” of any Marijuana (Ganja) or weed-related discussion in the two star-kids’ WhatsApp contact that has been thoroughly inspected.
The NCB is more than likely questioning Ananya for her account of events as part of other leads it has gathered in the investigation, but officials refuse to elaborate. The recent revelation follows unsubstantiated media claims reporting the appearance of at least three claimed WhatsApp messages between the two star-kids purportedly discussing drugs and other topics, which the NCB is currently investigating.
The NCB ‘visited’ Ananya Panday’s home and slapped her with a summons in an unexpected addition to the continuing investigations into the October 2 rave party raid aboard a cruise liner. Ananya went to the NCB on Thursday, accompanied by her father and veteran actor Chunky Panday, and was questioned for over two hours by a half-dozen officials. She was summoned again today (October 22).
Khan and seven other people arrested on October 3 have their judicial custody extended until October 30 by a Special NDPS Court Judge V.V. Patil. On October 26, Khan’s bail application will be heard before the Bombay High Court.