Bollywood actress Ananya Panday was summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau at 11 a.m. on Friday. However, the actress reached the NCB office in Mumbai after 2 p.m. Apparently she was educated by NCB Mumbai Zone Director Sameer Wankhede for arriving late. “You were asked to come at 11:00 am and you are arriving now. The agents are not sitting here waiting for you ….. This is not your production house, it is the office of a central agency. Come on time we’ll call you, “Wankhede told Panday.
Ananya was Pandey was summoned by the BCN for questioning in the ongoing cruise drug case. She was accompanied by her father, actor Chunky Panday. After more than four hours of questioning, Panday left the NCB office in the evening.
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The Narcotics Control Bureau later shared the details of the interrogation with actress Ananya Panday. according to the central agency, she was asked about some suspicious financial transactions, in addition to some connections with WhatsApp chats with Aryan Khan.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the NCB raided Ananya’s home and took possession of two cell phones and laptops. The central agency suspects that parts of many chats, including Ananya Pandey’s mobile chats, some photos and voice notes, have been deleted and that is why they have started recovering them all. Mumbai NCB has started to recover data from some electronic gadgets including two cellphones and laptops of actress Ananya Pandey.
According to PTI, NCB deputy general manager Ashok Mutha Jain told media that Ananya Panday was recalled on Monday to continue the ongoing process. When asked if the actor spoke about the alleged WhatsApp conversations with Aryan Khan, Jain said he could not share details related to the investigation.
When asked about obtaining information about drug traffickers during his interrogation, the BCN agent said he did not have such information with him.
BCN is investigating the cruise ship drugs case, in which Aryan Khan (23) was arrested along with 19 other people. Aryan Khan is in jail under judicial custody and his request for bail will be heard by the Bombay High Court on October 26.
During the investigation, BCN found WhatsApp conversations between Aryan Khan and Ananya Panday. BCN officials wanted to gather more information about the talks and as a result it was called a gain on Monday 25 October.
–With contributions from agencies and Rajiv Singh
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