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Questioned actor Ananya Panday over suspicious financial transactions, WhatsApp chats with Aryan Khan: NCB

02:30 PM Oct 23, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Actor Ananya Panday was recently summoned and questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with the drug usage allegations against Aryan Khan. According to the NCB, she has been questioned over some suspicious financial transactions and also in connection with WhatsApp chats with Aryan Khan. Panday had been questioned on Thursday and Friday.

She will be summoned for questioning in the ongoing cruise drugs case once again on Monday, October 25. "She has been called again on Monday morning for questioning. The further procedure will take place," NCB Deputy Director General Ashok Mutha Jain had recently told the media.

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During the questioning on Thursday, the actor had reportedly denied the allegations of supplying or consuming drugs. As per NCB sources, Ananya denied the allegation of supplying drugs to Aryan Khan, who is accused in the case, and said that she has never consumed drugs. "The chats recovered from Aryan Khan's mobile phone reveal that in the year 2018-19, she helped supply drugs to Aryan thrice by providing him the numbers of drug dealers," NCB sources told ANI.

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While she had also been summoned on Friday morning at 11 am, the actor arrived several hours later at around 2 pm with her father Chunky Panday. According to reports, she had been reprimanded by NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede for the delay. "You were asked to come at 11.00 am and you are arriving now. Officers are not sitting here, waiting for just you..... This is not your production house, this is the office of a central agency. Come at the time you are called at," sources quoted Wankhede as saying.

The NCB is probing the cruise ship drugs case, in which Aryan Khan (23) has been arrested along with 19 others. Aryan Khan is in jail under judicial custody and his bail plea will be heard by the Bombay High Court on October 26. During the investigation, the NCB is believed to have found some WhatsApp chats between Khan and Panday. The NCB had seized Ananya Panday's laptop and mobile phone on Thursday.

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