In a recent development in the drugs angle related to the Sushant Singh Rajput Death case, Narcotics Control Bureau forwarded a complaint against Director-Producer Karan Johar, and actors Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal among others to the Mumbai office of NCB for investigating an alleged drug party organized in 2019.
This comes after Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa met NCB DG Rakesh Asthana and registered a complaint against Karan Johar and other big names in Bollywood.
On Tuesday evening, Sirsa had met Rakesh Asthana in his New Delhi office, and had registered a complaint against Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan and others for “consumption, possession and allowing a premise to be used for commission of offences, cognizable in nature under chapter 4 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.”
The complaint states, “The video of the party is glaring evidence about the incident of illicit drug traffic and abuse by persons belonging to the Indian film industry.”
It is pertinent to note, in 2019, Sirsa had filed a complaint with Mumbai Police.
On Wednesday, Manjinder Sirsa in conversation with Republic TV had said, “I met NCB chief and stressed on reinvestigating the matter of drugs of 2019. NCB chief gave assurance of investigation into Karan Johar’s party in 2019. Mumbai Police had not responded to Karan Johar house party complaint filed by me last year. There must be two reasons – one, they(Mumbai Police) are hand in glove with them and secondly, that drug is a very common thing.”
Sirsa added, “Bollywood must accept that there are black sheep and they need to throw them out. Bollywood should stand with NCB. I am hopeful that the NCB investigation will bring out the big names. I won’t stop in the coming days. I’ll move to court against Mumbai Police, filing a formal complaint against Mumbai Police also.”
Karan Johar had hosted a party in July last year, a video of which went viral. In the star studded video, a substance appeared to be present either on or below a table. Some opined that it was a mere reflection of light while others claimed it appeared like a white substance.