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Mumbai cruise drug bust case: Actor Ananya Panday appears before NCB to record statement

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 21, 2021 5:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Mumbai cruise drug bust case: Actor Ananya Panday appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) here on Thursday after the central agency allegedly came across WhatsApp chats during its investigation against Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, in the case.

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Actor Ananya Panday summoned by NCB today

Ananya’s father Chunky Panday accompanied her to the NCB office at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai, where they reached around 4 pm.

The NCB’s Mumbai zonal unit, which is probing the Mumbai cruise drug bust case, in which Aryan Khan has been arrested, visited Ananya Panday’s residence in Bandra in the morning and summoned her to record her statement later in the day.

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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.

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Ananya was asked to appear before the NCB in the afternoon. Accordingly, she along with her father Chunky Panday appeared before the NCB officials, the sources said. The NCB  officials, however, are yet to clarify about her role, if any, in the case.

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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.

On Thursday morning, Shah Rukh Khan met his son Aryan Khan at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

-PTC News with inputs from agencies