NCB refutes claims of ‘clean chit’ given to Deepika, Sara, Shraddha and Karishma

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has refuted claims about clean chit given to Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and others questioned in connection with the drugs case surrounding the death Sushant Singh Rajput, saying such reports are “devoid” of “truth and facts”.

The remarks came after a media report claimed that the NCB has given clean chit to Deepika, her former manager Karishma Prakash, Sara, Shraddha and others in a drugs related case. It was reported that Deepika and Karishma told the NCB officials they had used the words ‘maal’, ‘weed’, ‘hash’ and ‘doob’ as “code names” for various kinds of cigarettes “for fun”, in their 2017 WhatsApp chats.

The two said they that for low-quality cigarettes, they used ‘maal’, for slim and better quality ones ‘hash and weed’, and for the thick ones as ‘doob’. The NCB officials said that both Deepika and Karishma cited the same usage while being questioned in separate rooms.

The NCB questioned Deepika, Shraddha, Sara and Karishma on Saturday in Mumbai for several hours over their alleged chats discussing drugs.

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