Kshitij Prasad has received six-day custody
Dharma’s executive producer, Kshitij Prasad has allegedly claimed that he is “being framed” as his interrogation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) continues.
Kshitij Prasad was reportedly named by actress Rakul Preet Singh during her NCB probe.
She revealed that the executive producer at Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions was involved in regularly procuring drugs to various celebrities.
Rakul also disclosed that Kshitij Prasad used to supply drugs to four major Bollywood stars. Times Now shared the news on Twitter:
“#Breaking | Inside scoop of NCB probe: BIG claims by Rakul Preet on the role of Dharma employee
- Kshitij Prasad regularly procured drugs
- He supplied to several celebrities
- Gave drugs to at least 4 stars
- Approached her to be his ‘conduit.”
As well as Rakul Preet Singh, a drug peddler named Ankush Arneja also named Kshitij Prasad during his interrogation.
This led to Prasad being summoned by the NCB for interrogation. Upon his arrival in Mumbai, he was taken in by the NCB.
Now, according to a report by DailyHunt, Prasad has “not been cooperating” with the NCB. Instead, he has been answering their questions evasively.
Due to his lack of cooperation, the NCB has decided to seek his custody for four days.
This is because they want to present him before the court through video-conferencing on Sunday, 27 September 2020.
The NCB will seek his custody based on his involvement with reported drug dealers as well as his evasive answers.
The executive producer was also taken in for a medical examination ahead of the court proceedings.
When asked for a response to his involvement in Bollywood’s drug case, Prasad shouted from his window saying:
“I’m being framed. Yes, that’s right. They got nothing from my house.”
However, according to NCB sources, the authorities raided his Versova residence. This led to the discovery of marijuana and weed.
Kshitij Prasad has received six-day custody until 3 October 2020.
Meanwhile, the NCB is also currently investigating Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan.
On Saturday, 26 September 2020, Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor’s phones were seized by the NCB.
When asked for the phone she used in 2017, Sara Ali Khan claimed that she did not know where it was.
The actresses were questioned for six hours each and will be summoned again by the NCB according to reports.